–Recommends four projects of Rs133bn to ECNEC
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved two projects in the federal capital, worth Rs466.264 million, and recommended four projects, worth Rs133 billion, to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for consideration.
The CDWP meeting, presided over by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman (DC) Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, considered nine projects related to health, physical planning & housing, transport & communication and water resources in total.
Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan and senior officials from federal and provincial governments were present in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through videoconference.
Health related project from the government of Punjab namely ‘Punjab Human Capital Investment project” worth Rs52,800 million was also referred to the ECNEC. The project envisages increasing the access to quality health, education and social protection services among poor and vulnerable households in 11 districts of Punjab.
Two position papers related to physical planning & housing were presented in the meeting. The first project titled “construction of admin block, magazine quarter guard, barracks, MT shed, horse stable & Parade Ground in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad” worth Rs 280 million was approved in the meeting. Second position paper titled “construction of 4 B-type police station in various sector of Islamabad” worth Rs 185.416 million was also approved in the meeting.
Two position papers related to transport & communications were presented namely “Peshawar Northern Bypass” worth Rs21,338.05 million and “Upgradation, widening and construction of Surab- Hoshab Road N-85 (454 km)” worth Rs28,823.549 million both were referred to ECNC for further approval.
Towards the end of the meeting, a project relating to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project, worth Rs30,048.747 million was also referred to ECNEC for further approval.