Eight mega projects Okayed by CDWP

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved around eight projects that worth’s around Rs30.2 billion. Moreover, two projects valued at Rs65.9 billion has been recommended to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration. The CDWP met with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan in the presence of Secretary Planning Abdul Aziz Uqaili, senior officers from the Planning Commission and federal ministries/division. The representatives from provincial governments participated through video conference.  Projects related to health, higher education, physical planning and housing, and water sectors were presented to the forum. Four position papers and one concept clearance proposal also came under discussion. The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination, presented the projects worth Rs25.8 billion, which were granted approval. The project namely, Establishment of 200 Bedded Mother and Child Hospital District Rajanpur with the total cost of Rs7.488 billion was granted approval. The project namely, Establishment of 50 Bedded Cardiac Hospital at Gilgit–Baltistan worth Rs4.67 billion was also granted approval. The CDWP approved the project namely, Procurement of MRI equipment for Radiology Department, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences worth Rs463.450 million. The Establishment of 200-bed Centre of Excellence for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rawalpindi with total cost of the project is Rs8.619 billion has also been approved.  Under the higher education sector, the project namely, Establishment of NUST Campus at Quetta worth Rs2, 864.506 million was presented and has been approved. The Ministry of Water Resources presented two projects worth Rs65.9 billion, which were recommended to the ECNEC. Another project presented by the Ministry of Water Resources was Naulong Multipurpose Dam Project Jhal Magsi (3rd Revised). The total cost of the project is Rs39.945 billion and it was recommended to the ECNEC.