CDWP clears five projects worth Rs58.5 billion

ISLAMABAD – Central Development Working Party (CDWP) Monday cleared five projects worth Rs 58.5 billion including Gwadar-Lesbella Livelihood Support Project Phase-II.

The CDWP meeting, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared two development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs 5 billion and recommended three projects worth Rs 53.50 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

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 agriculture & food, governance, transport & communications were presented in the meeting.

A project related to Agriculture & food presented in the meeting namely “Gwadar-Lesbella Livelihood Support Project Phase-II” worth Rs 12328.549 million was referred to ECNEC for further approval. 

A project related to governance presented in the meeting titled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Unit in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (UNDP Assisted)-1 Revised” worth Rs 700.268 million was approved in the meeting. The main objective of the project is mainstreaming SDGs in local development plans and strategies clearly delineating the resource requirements, strengthening institutional coordination, reporting and monitoring mechanism for SDGs, financing for SDGs and supporting integrated and innovative approaches to accelerate progress on SDGs. 

Three projects related to transport & communications were presented in the meeting. First project presented in the meeting namely “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Rehabilitation Project under PKHA portfolio” worth Rs. 28155.972 million was recommended to ECNEC. The revised PC-1 of the project envisages rehabilitation of 274 km of existing provincial highway network of Khyber pakhtunkhwa. The revised PC-1 also includes construction of bridges, culverts, drainage, erosion & ancillary works along with ailed facilities. 

Second project “Upgradation of Road from RCC Konodas Bridge to Naltar Airforce Base Camp via Nomal” revised costing Rs. 4286.424 million was approved, while another project of T&C namely  “Feasibility study and Dualization of Mardan Swabi Road” worth Rs. 13024.42 million was recommended to ECNEC for further approval.


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