CDWP approves four projects worth Rs16.1bn

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In a meeting chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Jehanzeb Khan, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved four development projects worth Rs16.1 billion.

Two more development projects worth Rs44.2 billion were further submitted to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for review.

The projects submitted to ECNEC for review includes the construction of 48 megawatts of Jagran hydropower station phase-11 in district Neelum of Kashmir worth Rs11.4 billion, under the energy sector, and locust emergency and food security project worth Rs32.8 billion, under food and agriculture sector.  

Additional Secretary Planning Humair Karim, senior officials from the Planning Commission and federal ministries and divisions attended the meeting, whereas the representatives of the provincial governments participated through video conferencing link.

Different projects related to energy, culture, sports and tourism, transport and communication, food and agriculture and governance were presented to the committee for approval.

The heritage and urban regeneration project regarding Lahore Fort and its buffer zone, under the culture sports and tourism, was also approved in the meeting.

The project costing Rs3.7 billion will cover the rehabilitation and preservation of the Lahore Fort including reconnection of the fort with the walled city and uplifting the outskirts.

The committee further approved the construction of road from Zeyara to Dabori in district Orakzai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The projects directed at the rehabilitation of Pasni fish harbour project costing Rs1.5 billion, and the infrastructural up-gradation of Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited worth Rs7.8 billion were approved by the CDWP.


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