ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved 34 projects worth Rs365.492 billion out of which five projects worth Rs333.179 billion were referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.
The CDWP meeting was held under the chairmanship of Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz whereas Secretary Planning Shoaib Ahmed Siddique accompanied the deputy chairman. Senior officials from federal and provincial governments participated in the meeting. The projects presented for approval include energy, transport and communications, physical planning and housing, science and technology, information technology, food and agriculture, industries and commerce, health and mass media.
In the energy sector, project titled “Implementation of an integrated solution to improve productivity and control in NTDC by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system” of worth Rs2919.12 million was approved by CDWP. Three projects were presented out of which one project was approved and two were referred to ECNEC for further approval.
In transport and communications section, CDWP approved two projects and one project was referred to ECNEC. CDWP approved projects including the Airport Security Force accommodation at New Islamabad Airport and widening of SperaRagha Road from Khanozai Cross to Loralai and Killa Saifullah.
In water section, similarly, three projects were presented out of which two were approved by CDWP and one project of Diamer Basha Dam was referred to ECNEC for approval. The project titled “ Construction of J-Head Spur at RD 20000 and Guide Head Spur at RD 25000 Maggasson Branch, Muzaffarabad” of worth Rs513.339 million and “Monitoring the Seawater intrusion along Sindh and Balochistan” of worth Rs650.056 million.
In Physical Planning and Housing section, six projects and two position papers were presented out of which four projects were approved by CDWP and two were deferred. Projects approved are titled “Construction of 05 (for 100 men each) Police barracks near K block in Islamabad”, “Construction of admin block quarters, guard, barracks and horse stable and parade ground in Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad”, “ Land acquisition and site development for PIDE for constructing new campus” and “construction of judicial and admin complex in Islamabad”. The total cost of the approved projects is Rs4734.599 million.
In Science and Technology section, 11 projects were presented out of which 9 projects were approved by CDWP. The total worth of these projects is Rs12177.542 million. The approved projects include “Uplifting of Academic and Infrastructure facilities at Hazara University”, ”Establishment of Engineering faculty at Karakorum international University”, “Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Program”, “International Law Graduate Scholarship for Baluchistan”, “Prime Minister electric wheelchair scheme for university students” and establishment of Technical training Centre for Precession Mechanics and instrument technology.
In the education sector, two projects were presented and approved. The total cost of these projects is Rs3487.817. The approved projects are titled “provision of quality education to the Students of Baluchistan in FATA” and Construction of Primary section at GDA school in Gwadar.
In Health Section, 3 projects were presented, out of which two projects of worth Rs 820.890 million were approved. The projects are titled “Upgradation of Health Facilities as CGH RWP by making all departments Functional” and “purchase of electromedical equipment for the newly constructed 200-bed hospital for Pak rangers Punjab”.
In the mass media section, three projects of worth Rs639.135 were approved by the CDWP. The approved projects are titled “ Construction of Boxing Gymnasium at Karachi”, “Construction of Gymnasium at Quetta”, “Modernisation of Camera and Production Equipment of PTV”.
In Information Technology section, two projects of worth Rs1418.006 million were presented and approved by the CDWP. The approved projects are titled “National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (Phase 3)”, and “Establishment of Land Revenue Records Management Information System in the rural area of Islamabad
In Industries and Commerce section, four projects were of worth Rs5786.444 million were approved by the CDWP. The projects are titled “Expo Centre Islamabad (Phase 1)”, “Expo Centre Quetta (Phase 1)”, and “CPEC Industrial Cooperation Development Project”.