CDWP approves six projects worth Rs10.3bn 

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ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday approved six projects worth Rs10.3 billion and recommended two others worth Rs30.86 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for consideration.

The CDWP meeting, presided over by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, discussed projects related to energy, physical planning & housing, science & technology, transport & communication and education sectors.

Two projects related to the energy sector were approved in the meeting. These included ‘220kV Haripur Substation’ worth Rs3,626.54 million and ‘Evacuation of Power from 330MW SiddiqSons Energy Coal-Fired Power Plant at Thar’ worth Rs2,354.32 million. 

Similarly, two projects related to the physical planning & housing sector were also approved in the meeting. These included ‘Construction of 15 Nos Superintendent of Police Residence Sector H-11, Islamabad’ worth Rs151.971 million and ‘Construction of 4 Nos Police Station in various sectors in Islamabad’ worth Rs150.836 million. 

A project related to science & technology, namely ‘National Electronics Complex of Pakistan (NECOP) phase-1’ worth Rs17,918.251 million was referred to ECNEC. 

Meanwhile, two projects related to the transport & communication sector were presented in the meeting. The first project titled ‘Construction of Road from Sibi Talli (20 km) and Kohala Rakhni (80 km)’ worth Rs4,000 million was approved by CDWP, whereas the second project titled ‘Construction of Lodhran-Multan Section (Northbound 62 Kms) of N-5 and Construction of Two  Flyovers at Railways Crossing on Lodhran Bypass’ worth Rs12,945.202 million was referred to ECNEC. 

A project related to the education sector titled ‘Construction of Boundary Walls in Government School of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through Tameer-e- School Programme’ worth Rs203.675 million was approved by CDWP.

Two position papers – Upgradation of Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital and Upgradation of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Facilities at BINO Bahawalpur, worth Rs4 billion, were also approved by the CDWP.

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