CDWP approves flood mitigation project worth Rs202m

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting under the chairmanship of Federal
Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Khusro Bakhtyar has approved a project worth
RS202mn presented by the Ministry of Water Resources for flood prevention in District Ghotki. The
project ‘Providing Stone Pitching and Stone Apron along Qadirpur Loop Bund from mile 7/2 to 8/4’
is related to the issue of protection of infrastructure from floods. The project has been conceived by
Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Authority after the onslaught of flood-2015 of Guddu Barrage. It is
worth Rs 202.412 million.
‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development Project (KITE)’ worth Rs 17,000 million
was presented by government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). It has been approved and
recommended to the ECNEC for further consideration. The project aims at the development of
tourism in KP for economic growth, employment and revenue generation, progress of local
communities and poverty reduction through construction of roads, tourism allied infrastructure,
visitor facilities, skills development and creating enabling environment for private sector operations.
Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan and senior officials from federal and provincial governments
attended the meeting.