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    CDWF approved 17 projects and Dasu Hydel Power Project recommended to ECNEC Five Mega Projects of Food & Agriculture also referred to ECNEC in CDWP

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    ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday, held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar accorded approval to 17 projects worth Rs. 18.8 billion and recommended 09 projects worth Rs. 594.5 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting. Projects related to energy, transport & communication, science & technology, health, population planning, industries & commerce, food & agriculture and education were presented in the meeting. Ministry of Water resources presented position paper of Dasu Hydel Power Project due to increased land and compensation cost from 19 to 36 billion with total worth Rs. 510 billion which was approved and referred to ECNEC for consideration. Ministry of National Food, Security & Research presented five projects ‘Productivity Enhancement of Wheat’ worth Rs. 31987.4 million, ‘Productivity Enhancement of Rice’ worth Rs. 15809.620 million, ‘Productivity Enhancement of Sugarcane’ worth Rs. 5019.589 million and ‘National Oilseeds Enhancement Program (NOEP)’ worth Rs. 10167.25 million and ‘Cage Culture Cluster Development Project’ worth Rs. 6582 million which were all recommended to ECNEC for consideration. Three projects and a position paper related to energy sector were presented in the meeting. The first project ‘Up-gradation of POL Testing Facilities of HDIP at Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta and ISO Certification of Petroleum Testing Laboratory at Islamabad’ worth Rs. 293.614 million was presented and approved. The second energy project to be executed in District Awaran ‘Construction of 132 KV Grid Station at Mashkay & 132 KV STD Nal-Mashkay Transmission Line (120km)’ worth Rs. 1193.39 million was also approved in the meeting. The third project ‘500 KV Moro Grid Station’ worth Rs. 5404.19 million to be executed in district Naushahro Feroze was presented and recommended to ECNEC for consideration. The project related to transport and communication ‘Construction of Groyne Wall/Break Water and allied works at East Bay (Demi Zer) Gwadar’ worth Rs. 1019.519 million was approved in the meeting. Four projects related to science & technology were presented. HEC presented two projects ‘Strengthening and Development of Physical and Technological Infrastructure at the University of Haripur’ worth Rs. 1546.960 million, and ‘Livestock Sector Development through Capacity Building, Applied Research and Technology Transfer, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences’ worth Rs. 1905 million, which were approved in the meeting. Ministry of Science & Technology presented two projects titled ‘Establishment of Pak-Korea Testing Laboratory for PV Modules & Allied Equipment’ worth Rs. 1385.429 million and ‘Up-gradation of Polymers and Plastics Laboratory at PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore’ worth Rs. 140.249 million which were accorded approval. Three health related projects were presented in the meeting. Ministry of National Health, Services, Regulation & Coordination presented ‘Treatment of Cancer Patients of ICT, AJK & Gilgit-Baltistan’ worth Rs. 4772.150 million which was recommended to ECNEC for consideration. PAEC presented two projects ‘Up-gradation of Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital-KIRAN (AECH-KIRAN)’ worth Rs. 2342.790 million and ‘Up-gradation of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Facilities at BINO, Bahawalpur’ worth Rs. 1377.176 million were also given approval. Three projects related to population planning were presented by Ministry of National Health, Services, Regulation & Coordination. Projects ‘Population welfare Program, Gilgit-Baltistan’ worth Rs. 422.621 million, ‘Population Welfare Program, AJ&K’ worth Rs. 355.512 million and ‘Population welfare Program, FATA (erstwhile)’ worth Rs. 184.317 were accorded approval till June 2019 in the meeting. Four projects related to Industries & Commerce were presented. Commerce Division presented ‘Remodelling and Expansion of Karachi Expo Centre (Component-II)’ worth Rs. 2677.42 million which was given approval. Ministry of Industries & Production presented three projects titled ‘Handicraft Export Development Project’ worth Rs. 385.226 million, ‘Industrial Designing & Automation Centres (IDAC)’ worth Rs. 1470.88 million and ‘Footwear Cluster Development through CAD/CAM & CNC Machining’ worth Rs. 78.7 million were presented and approved in the meeting. Ministry of Education requested extension of ‘Establishment and Operation of Basic Education Community Schools in the country’ till June 2019 worth Rs. 4629.742 million which was referred to ECNEC for consideration.

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