CDWP approves 8 projects of Rs31.6b Recommends 5 projects of Rs195.1b to ECNEC


Staff Reporter


Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan presided over the meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday, which approved 08 projects worth Rs.31.6 billion and recommended 05 projects worth Rs. 195.1 billion to ECNEC for consideration.
Senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting. Projects related to Devolution & Area Development, Education, Energy, Governance, Health Industries & Commerce, Food & Agriculture and Physical Planning & Housing were presented in the meeting.
A project related to Devolution & Area Development namely “Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP)” worth Rs. 15524.58 million was referred to ECNEC.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reduction of poverty in Southern Punjab region. The project aims to increase the income of [poor households by increasing agriculture productivity, improved livelihood opportunities, improve community physical infrastructure and level of skills through vocational trainings especially for women. Two projects related to Education were presented in the meeting. The first project was “Establishment & Operation of Basic Education Community Schools” worth Rs. 5194.558 million and “Improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan with focus on MDGS is relating to education and six EFA Goals” worth Rs. 3306.024 million were approved in the meeting with the direction that Ministry of Baluchistan will not come up for any further revision of both the projects.
Four projects related to Energy were presented in the meeting. First project titled “500 kV Chakwal substation” worth Rs. 8956.39 million and “Hydropower & Renewable Energy-II, Gilgit Baltistan (KFW) ” worth Rs. 2260.194 were approved. Two projects “Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project” worth Rs. 122977.00 million and “Evacuation of power for Wind power project at Jhampir and Gharo” worth Rs. 13405.87 million were recommended to ECNEC for approval.

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