Int’l partners concerned on slow implementation of FFP

Mohammad Arshad

The development partners have expressed their serious concerns on slow implementation of the projects from time-to-time.

In a meeting of National Coordination Committee on Foreign-Funded Projects (NCC-FFP) in Sindh Province held here under the chair of Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, it was revealed that some of the projects may lapse foreign funding if not utilized within stipulated timelines.

The Minister expressed displeasure to the line departments of Sindh Government for slow implementation of foreign-funded projects in the province.

Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Noor Ahmed, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Cheif Secretary, Government of Sindh, senior officials of line departments of Sindh Government, representatives of PM’s Office, and Finance Division attended the meeting.

The chair was informed that 27 projects amounting to US$ 3.1 billion in communications, transport, energy, water & irrigation, education, health and public private partnership with the support of development partners including Asian Development Bank and World Bank are under implementation.

The forum was apprised about the Karachi Mobility, Sindh Agricultural Growth, and Sindh Response to Stunning projects are problematic and facing huge challenges in course of implementation.