ISLAMABAD - The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved 19 projects of worth Rs 6.62 billion. 

According to the details, the meeting, that was held under the chairmanship of Dr Nadeem ul Haq, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, considered 40 schemes costing Rs 237 billion, pertaining to science & technology (S&T), agriculture, physical planning & housing, industries & commerce, governance, education, energy, water and transport sectors. However, most of the schemes were referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) or for further scrutiny.

Out of five schemes of S&T sector, two schemes costing Rs. 1.3 billion were approved, while three schemes costing 2.9 billion were deferred for further scrutiny by various Committees. Four schemes in the physical planning & housing sector costing Rs.870 million were approved.

Out of three schemes of industries & commerce sector one scheme costing Rs.955 million was approved, while two schemes costing Rs.3 billion were deferred for further scrutiny.   In the Governance sector three schemes costing Rs.1.3 billion were approved. Out of five schemes in education sector three schemes costing Rs.469 million were approved, while two schemes costing Rs.14.7 billion were deferred for further scrutiny by various committees.

In the energy sector out of six schemes, two schemes costing Rs. 426 million were approved, four schemes costing Rs. 56 billion were recommended to ECNEC.

In the water sector out of twelve schemes, four schemes were approved costing Rs.1.3 billion, five schemes costing Rs.118 billion were recommended for ECNEC while three schemes were deferred for further scrutiny by various committees. One scheme in T&C sector costing Rs.12 billion was also recommended to ECNEC.