CDWP gives go-ahead to 7 projects worth Rs 85.24 billion

Government of PakistanCDWP gives go-ahead to 7 projects worth Rs 85.24 billion

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting presided over by the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan on Wednesday approved 5 development projects with a cost of Rs 13 billion & recommended 2 projects worth Rs 72.240 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

The Secretary Planning Awais Manzur Sumra, Senior Officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions participated in the meeting while the Chairman/ACS (Dev) from the provincial governments also participated in the meeting.


Projects related to Information Technology, Health, Physical Planning & Housing Sectors were considered in the meeting.CDWP gives go-ahead to 7 projects worth Rs 85.24 billion

Two project pertaining to Ministry of Information were presented namely “Up gradation of Transmission Network & Replacement of Optical Fiber Cable, AJK & Gilgit Baltistan(revised) worth Rs 1,999 million approved by the CDWP and the second project namely “Prime Ministers Initiatives Support for IT Startups, Specialized IT Trainings and Venture Capital (revised)” worth Rs 5,000 million was also approved.

The Ministry of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, presented a projected namely “Establishment of Infectious Disease Laboratory” worth Rs 8,289.913 million recommended to ECNEC for approval.

The project is proposed to be financed through PSDP. The project envisages establishment of state-of-the-art R&D Laboratory to detect/analyze microorganisms.

Upon completion of the project after PC-I, the NIH will have a better capability for detection of novel, exotic, emerging and re-emerging pathogens and their timely control as well as R&D facility which is an absolute necessity. Envisaged outcome of the project would broadly encompass.

Two projects of Ministry of Law & Justice were considered & approved namely “Construction of Litigants Facilitation center for Litigants and Lawyers in Sector G-10/1 Islamabad” worth Rs 1,862 million.

The executing agency & source of financing of the project is the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

The second project presented namely “Establishment of 93-No District Courts in Mauve Area G-11/4 Islamabad (revised)» worth Rs 2,232.736 million.

A project related to Skill development internships was presented in the meeting namely “Baaikhtiyar Nojwan Internship Program Balochistan” worth Rs 1,850 million approved by the CDWP forum.

This project has full funding by World Bank loan. A project of the Sindh government was also considered namely “Competitive & Livable City of Karachi (CLICK) (revised)” worth Rs 63,950.374 million & recommended to ECNEC for approval.

The project is proposed to be financed by World Bank’s loan of Rs 61,116.815 million under Investment Project Financing (IPF) and the Sindh government counterpart sharing of Rs 2,833.559 million.

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