CDWP approves Rs36b for seven projects

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Islamabad—The Central Development Working Party, Tuesday, approved seven projects worth Rs36 billion, including four projects costing Rs30 billion, which were referred to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments and ministries concerned. The Central Development Working Party has prioritized health sector by approving five health projects worth Rs22.7 billion.
In health sector CDWP referred Sindh immuniza-tion support program (SISP) worth Rs8 billion, expanded program on immunization Khyber Pakhtunkhwa worth Rs.6.6 billion with FEC Rs1.4 billion, expanded program on immunization Ba-lochistan of worth Rs.7.3 billion with FEC Rs2.8 billion to ECNEC. All the three immunization pro-jects, Sindh, KPK and Balochistan aim to prevent children from 9 diseases including childhood tuber-culosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheri, pertussis, tetanus , hepatitis -B, haemophilus influenz , measles and pneumonia .
The meeting approved establishment of unit for shredding, sterilization and disposal of medical waste of Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) Islamabad with cost of Rs199 million in principal and directed to rationalize the scope of the project . It has also approved establishment of chil-dren hospital at Bhawalpur (Phase1) of worth Rs 519 million. Under phase 1 of this project, 235 bed-ded hospitals will be established which will help reduce the current load of children per bed in the Bahwalpur division.
The CDWP approved 5 MGD reverse Osmosis sea water plant for Gwadar city of worth Rs5071 mil-lion .The project aims to meet the future demand of 14.0 MGD by 2020.
It also approved 7th STG (secondary transmission and grid stations) project (GEPC) of worth Rs8572 million with FEC Rs1362 million.