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    CDWP Approved 08 projects worth Rs.31.6 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 195.1 billion to ECNEC

    Chitral Times Report


    ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved 08 projects worth Rs.31.6 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 195.1 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting. Projects related to Devolution & Area Development, Education, Energy, Governance, Health Industries & Commerce, Food & Agriculture and Physical Planning & Housing were presented in the meeting. A project related to Devolution & Area Development namely “Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP)” worth Rs. 15524.58 million was referred to ECNEC. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reduction of poverty in Southern Punjab region. The project aims to increase the income of [poor households by increasing agriculture productivity, improved livelihood opportunities, improve community physical infrastructure and level of skills through vocational trainings especially for women Two projects related to Education were presented in the meeting. The first project was “Establishment & Operation of Basic Education Community Schools” worth Rs. 5194.558 million and “Improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan with focus on MDGS is relating to education and six EFA Goals” worth Rs. 3306.024 million were approved in the meeting with the direction that Ministry of Baluchistan will not come up for any further revision of both the projects. Four projects related to Energy were presented in the meeting. First project titled “500 kV Chakwal substation” worth Rs. 8956.39 million and “Hydropower & Renewable Energy-II, Gilgit Baltistan(KFW) ” worth Rs. 2260.194 were approved. Two projects “Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project” worth Rs. 122977.00 million and “Evacuation of power for Wind power project at Jhampir and Gharo” worth Rs. 13405.87 million were recommended to ECNEC for approval. Two projects related to Governance namely “Punjab Cities Program, (PCP)” worth Rs. 32530.24 million and “Pakistan Single window” worth Rs. 10640.617 million were referred to ECNEC. A project related to Health namely “Procurement, Installation and Commissioning of Medical Equipment for three Hospitals in Afghanistan including 60 bed Nishtar Kidney Hospital, Jalalabad, 200 bed Jinnah Hospital, Kabul, and 100 bed Naib aAmanullah Khan Logari Hospital, Logar” worth Rs. 2355.537 million was approved by CDWP. A project related to Industries and Commerce namely “National Strategic Program for Acquisition of Industrial Technology (NASPAIT)” worth Rs. 2914.12 million was approved by CDWP. The main objective of this project is to upgrade technology and skills of economic sectors of Pakistan, therefore, cross sector interventions are planed and designed to textile, engineering & technology and construction for knowledge based technological development of these sectors. A project related to Physical Planning & Housing presented in the meeting titled “Construction of three Sewerage Treatmnet Plants and Related Sewerage System to Treat the Waste Water Falling into Korang River, Rawal Lake and Their Area of ICT” worth Rs. 3971.35 million was reconsidered due to change in shape and cost of the project and this project also approved by CDWP. A Project related to Food & Agriculture was presented namely “Promiting Research for Productivity Enhancement in Pluses” worth Rs. 2599.590 was also approved by CDWP.


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