CDWP approves 17 projects


Muhammad Arshad


The Central Development Working Party ( CDWP), Thursday, approved various significant projects under transport and communication sector, energy, water resources, physical planning and agriculture & food.
Overall, the CDWP approved 17 projects of worth Rs99.4 billion; including five projects costing Rs 93 billion, which were referred to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). In addition it approved one position paper and clears 9 projects of worth Rs 7.9 billion.
The meeting was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments and ministries concerned. CDWP approved Gwadar-Nawabshah LNG terminal and pipeline project of worth Rs 36 billion was also approved. Prime Minister’s Program for construction of 46 New hospitals across Pakistan is also approved with Rs 1.3 billion.
Dualization & improvement of Pindigheb – Kohat Road is also approved with Rs 19.9 billion. In addition, CDWP also approved construction of infrastructure for Metro Bus from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad International Airport costing Rs 16.8 billion.