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Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. CDWP Approved 04 projects worth Rs. 6.8 billion and recommended 01 project worth Rs. 43.32 billion to ECNEC for further consideration.
Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz Rana, Senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from Provincial Governments participated through video conference.
Projects related to Energy, Information Technology, Transport & Communications were presented in the meeting.
A project presented in the meeting related to Energy namely “16 MW Hydro Power Project Naltar-III, Gilgit” worth Rs. 6199.493 million approved by the CDWP. The object of the project is to construct 16 MW Hydropower project to transmit energy to Gilgit through existing 66 kV transmission line of Naltar-V for meeting power requirements of the Gilgit Town and its surrounding areas.
Three projects related to information Technology presented in the meeting. First project namely “Feasibility study for Establishing of Jiddat Investment and Support Fund” worth Rs. 84.200 million and second project titled “Feasibility study and consultancy for Development of STZ (Special Technology Zones) in Pakistan” worth Rs. 165 million and the third project was “High Impact Skills Boot Camp” worth Rs. 420.011 million. CDWP approved three of Information Technology projects.
Ministry of Communications presented the project related to Transport and Communications titles “Sialkot (Sambial) - Kharian Motorway” worth Rs. 43328.552 million referred to ECNEC for further approval. The project envisages of construction of 69 km long 4 lane wide Sambial-Kharian Motorway with structures to be constructed for 6 lanes. It will be a divided controlled access with 0.6 m New Jersey Barrier as median and having a Right of Way of 100m.
In his concluding remarks, Secretary Motahar Niaz Rana appreciated and acknowledged the efforts of the officers of Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives for conducting the weekly meetings of CDWP with utmost diligence.