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Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Friday, held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar approved 04 projects worth Rs. 6.552 billion and recommended 04 projects worth Rs. 237.178 billion to ECNEC for consideration.
Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting.
Projects related to Energy, Information Technology, Manpower, Governance and Education were presented in the meeting.
Ministry of Planning and Development of Government of Sindh and Federal Ministry Economic Affairs Division presented a project ‘Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project’ worth Rs. 11533.500 million. The purpose of this project is construction of 160 secondary school blocks which will be implemented in following ten districts of Southern Sindh, Sujawal, Tharparker, Umerkot, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Tando M.Khan, Matiari, Mirpur Khas and Tando Allah Yar . The Central Development Working Party recommended this project to ECNEC for consideration.
The second project related to Education sector was presented by Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training titled “Improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan (Education Related) with focus on Sustainable Development Goals “worth RS.2995.896 million which was also approved in CDWP.
Two projects related to Energy sector were presented in the meeting. The first project ‘1230 MW combined Cycle Power Plant at Haveli Bahadur Shah, Distt. Jhang“ worth RS. 97253.06 million and the second project titled “1230 MW combined Cycle Power Plant at Balloki, Distt. Kasur” worth RS. 94037.63 million were presented. Both projects were referred to ECNEC for further approval.
The project related to Manpower ‘Youth Education, Employment, Empowerment Project Sindh’ worth Rs. 1019.519 million was approved by CDWP.
Two projects related to Governance were presented. First project ‘Competitive and Liveable City of Karachi’ worth Rs. 33600.00 million was presented which aims to address the structure development needs of Karachi and to improve competitiveness and livability of Karachi. CDWP referred the project to ECNEC for further approval.
The second project of Governance was presented by Ministry Of Planning Development and Reform “China Pakistan Economic Corridor Support Project“ worth RS. 2618.21 million as the scope of CPEC projects has been enhanced requiring separate coordination and research wings.
One project related to Information Technology “High Impact Skills Boot Camp “of worth RS. 338.522 million was also given approval in CDWP meeting.