The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved three development projects at a cost of Rs9.17 billion and recommended two projects worth Rs130 billion to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) for further consideration.
A meeting of the CDWP, chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, discussed projects related to health, transport and communication.
A project related to health namely “Strengthening the Existing Capacity of NIH for Effective Response against Covid-19 Pandemic in Pakistan” worth Rs450 million was approved by the CDWP.
Four projects related to transport and communication were presented in the meeting.
A project titled “Construction of Road from Sibi-Talli (20 km) and Kohlu-Rakhni (80 km)” worth Rs6.1 billion was cleared by the meeting.
Provincial and federal governments will share the cost equally to implement the scheme. The CDWP observed that the original project was approved in the last fiscal year at an estimated cost of Rs4 billion.
The meeting gave the green light to the “Revised PC-I for Rehabilitation of KPT and Rail Connectivity Project (Phase-I)” worth Rs2.65 billion.
Another scheme called “Punjab Arterial Roads Improvement Programme (PARIP)” costing Rs129.9 billion was referred to Ecnec for approval.
The project will be implemented in district Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Vehari, Okara, Pakpattan and Sahiwal in Punjab.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2021.