The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved six new development projects in Pakistan at the cost of 21.28 billion rupees. The approval happened after a meeting between the CDWP representatives and Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal.
The projects that were approved include weather surveillance radar installation in Multan at a cost of 6.1 billion rupees, a state of the art 250 bed hospital in Skardu costing 6 billion rupees, excellence hub establishment in the field of renewable energy costing 1.1 billion rupees, a Rs 4.25 billion plan to reconstruct the road connecting Naag to Gichak, two lanes construction of DI Khan in 3.09 billion rupees and capacity building establishment and institutional strengthening of Planning commission at the cost of 2 billion rupees.
The construction of 250 bed tertiary care hospital has been approved in Skardu City which will be occupying an area of 500 canals. This will be a very helpful step for the locals as it will surely decrease the cost of transportation for health care facilities to the nearest hospital, which is located in Baltitstan Division.
The provincial Punjab government will be handling the establishment of excellence hubs for renewable energy which will help in the exploration of new avenues to benefit from in the power sector. The Excellence hub will also ensure the availability of manpower, counselling pf companies and testing of equipment and machinery. Similarly, the Provincial government of Sindh will be sponsoring the construction of road from Naag to Gichak in 4.25 billion rupees. It will be a 47km long 2 lane wide road connecting both the areas directly together.
The meeting was attended by the secretary Planning Ministry, chief economist, members Planning Commission, and representatives from the various ministries and divisions.