ISLAMABAD - The government has earmarked an amount of Rs40072.265 million for Ministry of Communications in Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for fiscal year 2011-12. According to the budgetary allocation, Rs39900.266 was allocated for National Highway Authority (NHA) including Rs 4275 million for new schemes and Rs 628.351million is foreign component. The documents show that budgetary allocation for 82 ongoing projects and 14 new schemes were introduced for financial year 2011-12. The ministry got 14 new schemes in which, Rs 1150 million for rehabilitation of NHA Highway network damaged due to unprecedented Monsoon rain and flash floods of 2010, Rs150 million for realignment of KKH and barrier Lake Attabad, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, Rs805million for dualization of Tri district link road southern Punjab, Rs500 million for each construction of bridge on river Ravi at Syed Wala and construction of bridge between Chistian and Burewala and other. The government allocated Rs35625.266 million for ongoing projects including Rs1500 million for M-4 Motorway, Rs1100 million for N-50 (Qilla Saifullah-Zhob), Rs1993.351 million for N-5 Highway Rehabilitation project(857km), Rs1800 million for widening & improvement of N-85, Rs75 million for Shershah bridge on river Chenab (N-70), Rs 1000 for Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway (M-4) and other projects. Meanwhile, the government under the head of PSDP has allocated a sum of Rs15.5 billion for the Water and Power Division as a whole. For the water sector it has allocated Rs 36.136 billion and for the power sector a sum of Rs 115.248 billion is allocated. As per details of water sector programmes, Rs 33 billion has been allocated for old schemes and Rs 3 billion for the new schemes. Rs 2.6 billion has been allocated for the Extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain from Sehwan to Sea, Rs 1.5 billion each for the Kachi Canal and Rainee Canal Phase-1, Rs 1.2 billion for the Lining of Distributories & Minors in Sindh and Rs 1 billion each for the Winder Dam, Ghair Dam and Darwat Dam. Rs 500 million have been allocated for the 20 small dams in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa. The new schemes include Nai Gaj Dam, Dadu Sindh and a sum of Rs 1 billion has been allocated for the project. Some other new schemes are 100 dams in Balochistan, Hingol Dam and Shore Protection of Pasni Town, Balochistan. As per the power sector details, a sum of Rs 43 billion has been allocated for the ongoing schemes that includes construction of Diamer Basha Dam Project, Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project and rehabilitation of Japan Hydro Electric Power Station etc. For the PEPCO projects, Rs 72 billion have been allocated. PEPCO projects mostly include the upgradation of existing transmission system and development of new infrastructure. App adds: The government has allocated Rs 10370.943 million for 73 ongoing and new projects of Finance Division. According to the Budgetary documents issued here on Friday, an amount of Rs 8533.842 million has been allocated for 49 ongoing projects while Rs 1837.101 million were allocated for 24 new projects. Project for Improvement of Financial Reporting and Auditing (PIFRA), (Phase-II) Islamabad, will get Rs 1261.576 million with foreign aid of Rs 1111.576 million. The other main ongoing projects include Automation Project of CDNS (Rs156.603 million), Capacity Building of Teachers Training Institute and Training of Elementary Schools Teachers in Sindh (Rs 351.87 million) and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Mother and Child Health Care Centre, Nawabshah city, (Rs 200 million). The government has allocated Rs 1837.101 million for 24 new schemes of the Finance Division of which some of the important schemes inlcude, Imrovement of Sui-Dera Bugti Road and Construction of Black Top Linked Road at Dera Bugti (Rs 120 million), Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Bibi Pak Daman (Rs 150 million) and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hospital Peshawar (Rs 200 million). Revenue Division The government has earmarked Rs 1970 million for 38 ongoing projects of Revenue Division in Public Se) 2011-12. According to the budgetary documents received here on Friday, no amount was allocated for new projects. Tax Administration Reform Project (PARP) would get Rs 1402.746 million and all the amount for this project would be foreign funded. As many as Rs 64.335 million have been allocated for construction of second office block in CBR, Rs22.804 million have been earmarked for construction of building for custom house, Multan, Rs 19.793 million for construction of additional office block at income tax department, Multan and Rs 20.249 for construction of car parking FBR house, Islamabad. New Gwadar Intl AirportThe government has allocated Rs1100 million under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for New Gwadar International Airport during the year 2011-12. The government has allocated Rs1100 million under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for New Gwadar International Airport during the year 2011-12. According to details, the total estimated cost of the project is Rs7675 million which included Rs1464 million of foreign loan. The total expenditure of the project up to June 2011 is Rs 485.032 million while throw forward amount as on 1.7.2011 is Rs7189.968 million. Out of total allocation for the year 2011-12, Rs220 million is foreign loan while Rs880 million has been arranged from own resources. According to PSDP, a total of Rs1470 million has been earmarked for difference ongoing schemes of Defence Division during the year 2011-12. The other major ongoing schemes included capacity building of Pakistan Meteorological Department of Islamabad, Establishment of Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre at Karachi, Construction of residential accommodation for operational staff at PMD Headquarters, Islamabad, Water Distribution Network Phase-III for RCB/CCB based on Khanpur Dam Water Source, Establishment of MSA Digitized Operation Room at New HQ MSA Building MSA, upgradation of Pediatric, Cardiac, Surgical Facility in NIHD, AFIC and establishment of Pak-China Seismic Network in Pakistan. The government has allocated Rs744.343 million for various projects of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2011-12. The allocated amount will be spent on the three ongoing projects of the Ministry. Some Rs 27 million have been earmarked for Gwadar Port Civic Center, Gwadar, Rs700 million for construction of Eastbay Expressway to link Gwadar Port with national road link and Rs17.343 million for the stock assessment survey programme in EEZ of Pakistan through chartering of fisheries research vessel and capacity building of MFD, Karachi (Ports and Shipping). Rs509.442m allocated for IT An amount of Rs 509.442 million has been allocated for Information and Technology in the fiscal year 2011-12 for its ongoing and new projects. Under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) released here on Friday, the estimated cost of 53 ongoing projects is Rs 3830.763 million. The expenditure of the projects up to June 2011 is Rs 2348.688 million while the total allocation for these projects is Rs 464.192 million. The government has allocated Rs 424.619 million for seven ongoing schemes of Commerce Division in Public Sector Development Projects (PSDP) for 2011-12. According to budget document, Rs 180 million have been allocated for Pakistan School of Fashion Design, Lahore of which the estimated cost was Rs 124.875 million and the expenditure incurred June 2011 would be Rs 40.142 million whereas Rs 84.733 million would be thrown forwarded on July 1. An amount of Rs 137 million has been allocated for restructuring Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan, Rs 50 million for Trade and Transport Facilitation Project-II, Rs 23 million for up-gradation of animal quarantine stations, Rs 20 million for adoption of Social Accountability (SA 8000), Rs 10 million for creation of planning and monitoring section of Ministry of Commerce and Rs 4.534 million for establishment of Animal Quarantine Station, Gawadar. Meanwhile, an amount of Rs 283.666 million has been allocated for ongoing and new schemes of the telecom sector in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2011-12. Some Rs 268.666 million have been allocated for ongoing projects and Rs 15m allocated for two new schemes introduced in the Telecom sector. Under new schemes Rs 5m were earmarked for relocation of SCOs Telecom Assets due to up-gradation of Karakoram Highway and Rs 10 million allocated for the construction of Cross-Border Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) System between China and Pakistan for international connectivity of voice / data traffic. Statistic Div The government has allocated Rs 252.412 million in Public Sector Development Projects (PSDP) for Statistic Division. According to the Budgetary documents received here on Friday, the three ongoing schemes of the Statistic Division for which the allocation was made include Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurements survey Islamabad (Rs 100 million), Construction of Office Building for Statistic Division and its attached Departments Islamabad, (Rs 102.412 million) and Strengthening National Statistics (SNS) in Pakistan (Rs 50 million). Petroleum gets Rs149.723m The Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) features no new projects for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources for the financial year 2011-12. The ministry has been allocated only Rs 149.723 million for its seven ongoing projects. According to the PSDP, the allocations for the ongoing schemes include total of Rs 43.340 million for the construction of Petroleum House, G-5 Islamabad, Rs 12 million for strengthening and capacity building of Mineral Wing, Rs 38.676 million for upgradation and strengthening of Geosciences Advance Research Laboratories, GSP Islamabad, Rs 47.457 million for Accelerated Geological Mapping and Geochemical Exploration of the Outcrop Area of Pakistan, Rs 0.750 million for Review and Updation of National Mineral Policy, Rs 5 million for National Coal Policy and Rs 2.500 million for Tharcoal Gasification District Tharparkar, Sindh.