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CDWP on Wednesday approved 13 projects costingRs13.87 billion

Dated : 30 November -0001

The Central Development Working Party on Wednesday approved 13 projects costingRs13.87 billion, and referred seven projects worth Rs1414.68billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council. The meeting, chaired by Minister Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, was attended by senior officials of the provinces and ministries concerned. Twenty-four projects of the education, energy, health, Higher Education Commission (HEC) information technology, physical planning and housing, transport and communication and water sectors were considered. For all these projects, the FEC portion was Rs489.463 billion, whereas allocations in the Public Sector Development Programme 2015-16 have been made to the tune of Rs5.35 billion. Two approved projects of the education sector were: establishment of Federal College of Home Economic Management Sciences and Specialised Disciplines F-11/1, Islamabad (revised) worth Rs1.926 billion, and establishment of Cadet College Kharan Balochistan with a total cost of Rs1.382billion. Out of three projects of the health sector, two were approved by the CDWP, while the third was referred to the ECNEC. The establishment of Islamabad General Hospital at Tarlai Islamabad will cost Rs2.718 billion, and uprgradation of cardiology services at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore worth Rs158.12 million (FEC) were approved by the CDWP. The enhancement of facilities, Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad of the HEC, to cost Rs1.583 billion, was approved as well. Four projects of the physical planning and housing sector were approved, which included: construction of low cost housing units for earthquake affectees of district Awaran Balochistan (Phase-II) to cost Rs2.5 billion, restoration of livelihoods in earthquake affected districts Awanran and Kech Balochistan costing Rs155.06 million, construction of the government buildings at district Awaran Balochistan worth Rs103.5 million and water