Islamabad, January 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Thursday presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP approved 06 projects worth Rs. 10.3 billion and recommended 02 projects worth Rs. 30.86 billion to ECNEC for consideration. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting. Projects related to Energy, Physical Planning and Housing, Science and Technology, Transport and Communication and Education were presented in the meeting. Two projects related to Energy were presented in the meeting. First project titled “220kV Haripur substation” worth Rs. 3626.54 million was approved in the meeting.
The main objective of the project is construction of Haripur Grid Station at 220 kV level along with associated transmission line to meet the additional load demand and voltage profile improvement of Hattar Special Economic Zone region which falls under CPEC. The second project of Energy was “Evacuation of Power from 330 MW Siddiq Sons Energy Coal Fired Power Plant at Thar” worth Rs. 2354.32 million was also approved in the meeting. Two projects related to Physical Planning and Housing were presented in the meeting.
First project titled “Construction of 15 Nos Superintendent of Police Residence Sector H-11, Islamabad” worth Rs. 151.971 million and second project namely “Construction of 04 Nos Police Station in various sector in Islamabad” worth Rs. 150.836 million both projects were approved by CDWP. A project related to Science and Technology was presented namely “National Electronics Complex of Pakistan (NECOP) phase-1” worth Rs. 17918.251 million was referred to ECNEC. Two projects related to Transport and Communication were presented in the meeting.
First project namely “Construction of Road from Sibi Talli (20 km) and Kohala Rakhni (80 km)” worth Rs. 4000 million was approved by CDWP. The project envisages construction and widening of 116 km long existing road from Sibi Talli (25 km) and Kohlu- Rakhni (91 km) to a width of 24ft with 6ft shoulders on each side. The second project was “Construction of Lodhran-Multan Section (North bound 62 Kms) of N-5 and construction of 02 Flyovers at Railways Crossing on Lodhran Bypass” worth Rs. 12945.202 million were referred to ECNEC.
A project related to Education was presented titled “Construction of Boundary Walls in Government School of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through Tameer-e- School Programme” worth Rs.203.675 million was approved by CDWP. Two position papers “Up-gradation of Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital – KIRAN (AECH-KIRAN)” and “Up-gradation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Facilities at BINO Bahawalpur” worth Rs. 4 billion were approved by CDWP.
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