CDWP approves seven projects of Rs245 billion

BusinessCDWP approves seven projects of Rs245 billion

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved seven development projects costing Rs245 billion.

The meeting, presided over by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, approved projects related to energy‚ water resources‚ manpower‚ higher education‚ governance‚ science and technology and social welfare sectors.

   

In the energy sector Jamshoro 1200 MW supercritical units using blends of sub bituminous coal and domestic lignite costing Rs220 billion‚ Water sector 02 projects costing Rs0.7 billion including Feasibility Study of Shyok Dam Multipurpose Project (Baltistan) costing Rs0.285 billion and Rehabilitation of SCARP Tube Well and Drainage System of LBOD Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah) costing Rs319 million‚ Manpower sector Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme and Prime Minister programme for provision of Laptop to talented students costing Rs800 million and Rs23.5 billion were approved by the CDWP.

Under this scheme‚ annually 150‚000 laptops will be distributed to the students of public sector universities securing over 60% marks. The cost of the project is Rs23.5 billion, while the scheme will be continued for at least 05 years.

Under Youth Skill Development Programme‚ project costing Rs800 million has been approved by the CDWP. The programme will cover market oriented 100 trades. 35% of which will be awarded to girls students.

Other projects approved by CDWP today include Capacity Building of Govt Officers for Promotion of Social Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Distt. Haripur.

The project is being financed through JICA grant in aid. Development Communication project costing Rs625 million was also approved by the CDWP. The project aims at introducing a new development culture in Pakistan which will ensure sustainability‚ larger communication participation‚ enhanced interactive dialogue among stakeholders and ownership of development plans‚ programmes and projects.

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