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CDWP has approved 17 projects costing Rs20.32 billion, referred six projects worth Rs71.35billion and two position papers valuing at Rs178 billion to the ECNEC

Dated : 30 November -0001

The Central Development Working Party has approved 17 projects costing Rs20.32 billion, referred six projects worth Rs71.35billion and two position papers valuing at Rs178 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council and gave concept clearance of three projects worth Rs60.38 billion. The meeting, chaired by Minister Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, was attended by senior officials of the provinces and ministries concerned. Twenty-seven projects of the agriculture and food, Higher Education Commission, energy, health, information technology, physical planning and housing, transport and communication and water sectors were considered. For all the approved projects, including position papers and concept clearance, the FEC portion is Rs176.23 billion, whereas allocations in the Public Sector Development Programme 2015-16 have been made to the tune of Rs4.13 billion. Six projects of the energy sector were approved, which included: evacuation of power from 300MW solar plants near Chishtian worth Rs923.7 million, strengthening of TSG Training Center for grid system operations and maintenance of Rs941.51 million, 132KV uprgradation of Pattan grid station of Rs171.90 million and establishment of new 132KV grid station at Besham to cost Rs300 million. Four projects of the HEC were: strengthening of the National Textile University Faisalabad worth Rs1,458.107 million, Afghanistan Scholarship Program (ASP) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) of Rs306 million, Centification Incentive Programme for SMEs of Rs700 million and establishment of the FATA University to cost Rs1,489.44 million. One project each for the health and transport and communication sectorsincluded ‘extension of Institute of Nuclear Oncology and Radiotherapy (INOR) Abbotabad’ worth Rs566.166 millionand ‘technical assistance for Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project (Red Line Design under PDA) of Rs1,295.99 million respectivelywere approved