Rs1113.986b ap­proved for 14 de­vel­op­ment projects

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

Cur­rency Sell­ing Buy­ing MIAN ARSHAD ISLAMABAD—Cen­tral De­vel­op­ment Work­ing Party (CDWP), Wed­nes­day, ap­proved Rs1113.986 bil­lion worth of 14 de­vel­op­ment projects in­clud­ing Rs1104 bil­lion worth of four de­vel­op­ment projects rec­om­mended to ECNEC. The project rec­om­mended to ENEC in­clude Gwadar-Nawab­shah LNG Ter­mi­nal and Pipeline Project (GNP), Pro­cure­ment of 75 (55Nos 4000-4500 H.P & 20 Nos 2000 -2500 H.P ) Diesel Elec­tric Lo­co­mo­tives, Up- gra­da­tion of Pak­istan Rail­way’s (PR) ex­ist­ing Main­line -1 (ML-1) and es­tab­lish­ment of a dry port near Havalian and Im­prove­ment & Widen­ing of N-45 (130.22 Km). CDWP meet­ing ISLAMABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Plan­ning De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Prof. Ah­san Iqbal chair­ing a meet­ing of Cen­tral De­vel­op­ment Work­ing Party at Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. chaired by Fed­eral Min­is­ter Plan­ning, De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Ah­san Iqbal was at­tended by se­nior fed­eral and pro­vin­cial of­fi­cials con­cerned. The projects ap­proved and rec­om­mended to ECNEC re­lated to En­ergy, Wa­ter Re­source/En­vi­ron­ment, Trans­port and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Phys­i­cal Plan­ning and Hous­ing, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Mass Me­dia and Gov­er­nance. While chair­ing the meet­ing, Min­is­ter is­sued di­rec­tives for cost ra­tio­nal­iza­tion of dif­fer­ent projects as well as re­vis­ing their fi­nan­cial mod­els for uti­liza­tion of pub­lic money in a trans­par­ent way. In En­ergy Sec­tor , CDWP ap­proved Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of NTDC Sys­tem in South area for im­prove­ment in Sys­tem Re­li­a­bil­ity to avoid the fre­quent tripping at the cost of Rs1064 mil­lion and rec­om­mended Gwadar - Nawab­shah LNG Ter­mi­nal and Pipeline Project(GNP) to ECNEC at the cost of Rs.168 bil­lion.

In Wa­ter re­source and En­vi­ron­ment sec­tor , CDWP ap­proved Sindh Re­silience Project (SRP) at the cost of Rs 2,495 mil­lion and Es­tab­lish­ment of Glacier Mon­i­tor­ing Net­work at the cost of Rs 892.481 mil­lion. In Trans­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sec­tor , CDWP ap­proved Pro­cure­ment of 75 (55Nos 4000-4500 H.P & 20 Nos 2000 -2500 H.P ) Diesel Elec­tric Lo­co­mo­tives at the cost of Rs 45.796 bil­lion , Up- gra­da­tion of Pak­istan Rail­way’s (PR) ex­ist­ing Main­line -1 (ML-1) and es­tab­lish­ment of a dry port near Havalian at the cost of Rs 870.472 bil­lion . The CDWP also ap­proved Re­place­ment of Two Gen­er­at­ing Set of 1000 kv (one MW) Work­shops Di­vi­sion Moghalpur at the cost of Rs.160 mil­lion.

The CDWP ap­proved and rec­om­mended to ECNEC Im­prove­ment & Widen­ing of N-45 (130.22 Km) at the cost of Rs19.643 bil­lion and Con­struc­tion of Nahqi Tun­nel , Mohmand Agency , FATA at the cost of Rs 2,428.338 bil­lion. The CDWP also ap­proved Con­struc­tion of Road from Zera to Da­bori , Orakzai Agency (FATA) at the cost of Rs1.947 bil­lion. In In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, CDWP ap­proved Com­put­er­i­za­tion of PM Sec­re­tariat (Phase 2) at the cost of Rs123.945 mil­lion and ap­proved Re­place­ment of 10 KW Medium Wave Trans­mit­ter D.I Khan with 100 KW Medium Wave Trans­mit­ter un­der USAID pro­gramme & shift­ing of Broad­cast­ing House to New Site at the cost of Rs314 mil­lion. In Gov­er­nance , CDWP ap­proved Re­search / fea­si­bil­i­ties Stud­ies and work­shops project at the cost of 249.26 mil­lion an also ap­proved Pak­istan’s Pro­duc­tiv­ity, Qual­ity & Innovation Ini­tia­tive at Rs.250 mil­lion. CDWP also cleared Po­si­tion Pa­per of Con­struc­tion of ac­com­mo­da­tion for Bhit­tai Rangers at Karachi at the cost of Rs2870 mil­lion.

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