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Neelum-Jhelum project’s timely completion unlikely

Neelum-Jhelum project’s timely completion unlikely

ISLAMABAD – The slow pace of work on the Neelam-Jhelum hydro-power project has exposed the Pakistani authorities’ lack of commitment to complete it by June, 2010 – the deadline set by the Ministry for Water and Power in the Power Policy 2002. The project had started in 2008, but only 16 percent to 17 percent of the work has been done, as work on head race tunnel has not been started so far.
“On the other hand, India has completed 15 percent of the tunnel of Kishanganga

CDWP approves 68 projects worth Rs 170.4b

ISLAMABAD 0 The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Friday approved 68 projects worth Rs 170.4 billion having a foreign exchange component (FEC) of Rs 36 billion, of which 35 projects costing Rs 31.6 billion pertain to Balochistan. The meeting of CDWP was held under the chairmanship of Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Nadeemul Haque. The Balochistan chief minister and chief secretary and cabinet members attended the meeting on special invitation along with other

Early completion of uplift projects ordered

SAHIWAL – Sahiwal Division Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Khan, while chairing a meeting in his office, has directed the building department to ensure quality construction and early completion of development projects within the set time so that people can get benefit from these projects as early as possible. DCO Muhammad Khan Khichi, Director Development Habib Jilani and other relevant officers were also present at the meeting. As many as 11 road projects have been initiated with Rs 500

KP allowed to go ahead with three hydropower projects

ISLAMABAD – Acceding to the longstanding demand of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the federal government on Monday allowed the provincial government to process three hydropower projects totalling 473 megawatts (MW) on a fast-track basis through its own resources.
According to official sources, the KP government was allowed to process 132-MW Shogosin, 144-MW Shushgai Zhendoli and 197-MW Kalam Asrit projects. The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Private

CM gives the go-ahead to several development projects

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Friday granted approval to development projects worth billion of rupees for various districts of southern Punjab and other cities of the province. He was presiding over a meeting of divisional commissioners at chief minister’s secretariat.
These projects are aimed at ensuring early availability of education, health, infrastructure, sewerage and other facilities to the masses. CM Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan

Government to launch welfare projects for women

LAHORE: Punjab Population Welfare Provincial Minister Neelam Jabbar has said that huge funds are being spent on social protection and economic development of women while new projects would be launched for their welfare under Gender Reform Action Plan.
Addressing the office bearers of a local Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), she said that those who dedicated their lives and resources to social welfare and betterment of women were assets to the society and government would

7 hydropower projects to be completed in the next 5 years

ISLAMABAD: Seven hydropower projects including Diamar-Bhasha Dam will be completed during the next five years, the Ministry of Water and Power told a sub-committee of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Water and Power on Tuesday.
“The seven hydropower projects include Diamar-Bhasha Dam, fourth extension of Tarbela Dam, Kurram Tangi Dam, Munda Dam, installation of power generation unit at Dasu, power generation system at Keyal Khwar and CRBC project,” an official of the ministry

WB team discusses projects with Shahbaz

LAHORE: A World Bank delegation, led by Country Director Rachid Benmessaoud, called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday and discussed with him implementation of various ongoing WB programmes as well as cooperation in several sectors.
Provincial Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Chief Secretary Nasir Khosa, Planning & Development chairman and secretaries of housing, finance, agriculture, health, irrigation and communication and works

ECNEC approves Rs 600 billion for 33 projects

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved on Thursday 33 projects costing Rs 600 billion for the development of transport, irrigation, food and agriculture, education, health, energy, information technology and cities’ development.
Chairing the ECNEC meeting, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh emphasized the need for improving the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure transparency and best utilization of national resources. He asked the

WAPDA to complete 20 water and hydroelectric projects

LAHORE: WAPDA is executing around 20 water and hydropower projects in order to cater the swelling demand of water and electricity.
This was stated by WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani, while addressing a delegation of PAF Air War College Karachi, headed by Air Vice Marshal Azher Hassan at WAPDA House.
The Chairman, speaking on the occasion, stated that per-capita availability of water in the country had diminished to an alarming level due to mounting population. In addition, a

China to aid Pakistan’s civilian nuclear projects

ISLAMABAD: On his return from China, President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said Chinese leaders had committed full assistance to Pakistan in the field of civilian nuclear energy.
The president was talking to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
An official statement issued after the meeting stated, “The current situation in the country and the recent visit of the president to China came under discussion.”
An official privy to the

Gilani calls on Japan to invest in power and development projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday asked for enhanced Japanese investment in Pakistan’s power, energy and infrastructure development projects, saying his government was keen to increase trade ties with Japan.
The prime minister was talking to Makiko Kikuta, parliamentary vice minister for foreign affairs of Japan, who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House.
Gilani said it was gratifying to note that Japan not only had promptly and timely delivered

Russia wants more nuclear power projects in Asia: FM

HANOI: Asian nations are keen on striking nuclear power deals with Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday, as world powers race to secure projects in the energy-hungry region.
“Our partners expressed particular interest in nuclear energy, noting Russia’s vast experience in this sphere,” Lavrov said in Hanoi, where President Dmitry Medvedev attended a regional summit. During Medvedev’s visit to Vietnam, Russia will also sign a multi-billion-euro deal on Sunday to

Development projects on hold in militancy-hit Tribal Areas

The federal government has put on hold development operations in six militancy-hit tribal agencies, as the funds are available only for peaceful areas, officials told Pakistan Today on Friday.
Officials said development work was on hold in six areas across FATA, which comprises seven agencies and six frontier regions or semi-tribal areas along the Pak-Afghan border.
“The areas development projects have been halted are the Mehsud Areas in South Waziristan,