Engineering Post Report
Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) is implementing only two development projects in a phased manner involving small costs just in three figures.
One of its two projects namely Re-enforcement of PNRA’s Capacity and Regulatory Oversight against vulnerabilities of Digitized Control and Cyber Threats at Islamabad, Karachi, Mianwali” is likely to be completed during ongoing financial year.
The project was approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in December 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs 497.410 million involving no foreign aid. Against this, an amount of Rs 307.520 million was reported to have been utilized on its execution till end of June 2022.The remaining required amount of Rs 189.890 million has been allocated for its continued implementation by end of ongoing financial year if not earlier under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)of the Federal Government 2022-23 .
Other project titled “Establishment of Regional Nuclear Safety
Inspectorate at Lahore” was approved by CDWP in Mach 2021 at a cost of Rs 327.200 million also involving no foreign aid. Only an amount of Rs 89.300 million ws incurred on its implementation by end June 2022. Against throw forward of Rs 237.900 million, only Rs 100.000 million have been provided for its continued implementation during current financial year indicating that it may take another one year or even more for its completion due to lesser provision of funds despite its being a project involving money only in three digits.