CDWP Approves 7 Projects Worth Rs. 24 Billion

CDWP has approved 7 projects worth Rs. 24 billion and recommended 1 projects worth Rs. 11.35 billion to ECNEC for consideration.

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.

Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, senior officials from Planning Commission and federal ministries/divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through video conference.

Projects related to Energy, Environment, Governance, and ICT were presented in the meeting.

Three projects related to Energy presented in the meeting:

  • Additional Sources of Supply to Jaranwala Road Grid station worth Rs. 5787.32 million.
  • 30.4 MW Jagran-1 Hydropower project, District Neelum, AJK worth Rs. 4306.875 million.
  • Strengthening, Up-gradation, and ISO certification of Karachi Laboratories Complex at HDIP Operations Officer, Karachi worth Rs 440.812 million.

A project related to Environment titled “Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar at Sukkur in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” worth Rs. 2522 million was approved in the meeting.

Another project related to governance namely “Pakistan Single Window” worth Rs. 11074.16were was referred to the ECNEC. The main objective of the project is to facilitate trade, simplification, and integration of the regulatory authority’s process/system for reducing barriers of cross border trade-related activities without compromising required control.

A project related to ICT was presented in the meeting titled “Blended Virtual Education Project for Knowledge Economy” worth Rs. 5990.26 million was approved by CDWP.

One project presented by the Ministry of KA & GB namely “Rehabilitation of Affected Population Residing along LoC Phase-1” worth Rs. 3614.980 million approved by CDWP. Another project presented by the Ministry of Climate Change titled “Capacity Building on water Quality Monitoring SDG 6” worth Rs. 1275.913 million was also approved in the meeting.