Central Development Working Party has approved eight projects worth 31.6 billion rupees and recommended five projects amounting to 195.1 billion rupees to ECNEC for consideration.
Meeting of the CDWP was held in Islamabad on Monday with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan in the chair.
Projects related to Devolution and Area Development, Education, Energy, Governance, Health Industries and Commerce, Food and Agriculture and Physical Planning and Housing were presented in the meeting.
A project related to devolution and 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 the reduction of poverty in the Southern Punjab region. The project aims at increasing the income of poor households by increasing agriculture productivity, improved livelihood opportunities, improving community physical infrastructure and level of skills through vocational training 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 related 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.
In energy sector two projects “500 kV Chakwal substation” worth Rs 8956.39 million and “Hydropower & Renewable Energy-II, Gilgit Baltistan(KFW) ” worth Rs 2260.
194 million were approved while 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 also referred to as ECNEC for approval.
A project related to health sector 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 Amanullah 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 planned and designed to textile, engineering & technology and construction for knowledge-based technological development of these sectors.
A project related to physical planning & housing titled “Construction of three Sewerage Treatment 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.
The CDWP also approved a project related to food & agriculture namely “Promoting Research for Productivity Enhancement in Pluses” worth Rs. 2599.590.