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CDWP Approved 01 Project Worth Rs. 0.634 Billion and Recommended 01 Project Worth Rs. 20.53 Billion to ECNEC for Further Consideration.

Dated : 1 March 2021

At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared One development project with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 0.634bn & and recommended one project worth Rs. 20.53bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

Secretary Planning Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, 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 Health and Water Resources were presented in the meeting.
A project related to Health presented in the meeting namely “Social Health Protection Phase-II” worth Rs. 634 million approved by CDWP. The project envisages social health protection for the district of Gilgit Baltistan including medicines, general surgery, orthopedics, gynae & obstetrics, pediatric, ophthalmology and ENT with coverage up to Rs. 25000/- per member of the beneficiary household per year.
A project related to Water Resources presented in the meeting namely “Rainee Canal Project (Phase-I)” worth Rs. 20533.836 million refer to ECNEC for further consideration. The project envisages construction of 174 km long canal having 609 km long distribution system to irrigate a total cultural able command Area of 412,400 Acres in the districts of Kashmore, Ghotki, Sukkur and Khairpur. The CDWP directed MoWR to hand over the project to GoS along with agreed O&M cost. The GoS was directed to ensure command area development.

CDWP cleared three Concept Clearance Proposals namely “Provision of Equipment & Personnel Training Provision to Airport Security Forces and Pakistan Civil Aviation Industry Corporation of China International China” worth Rs. 3272.509 million , second Concept Clearance namely “ Rehabilitation / Up gradation of Rawal Lake Treatment Plan, Old Transmission Pipe and Water Testing Laboratory including Equipment” worth Rs. 3921.47 million and the third Concept Clearance namely “ National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine 2021 Pakistan Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID -19” US$ 1028.74 approved by CDWP.
Deputy Chairman Planning Commission directed MoNH for ensuring all necessary arrangements for timely purchase and vaccination program including arrangements and training of workforce to address COVID-19 Pandemic as per International standards.