ISLAMABAD - The government Saturday gave a go-ahead for a project worth Rs 110.7 million to construct a fully concrete security wall around the personal residence of President Asif Ali Zadari, said to be as temporary official residence, at Naudero, Larkana, but officially it is neither denied nor confirmed by the quarters concerned. However, the project of erecting a Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) boundary wall around the personal residence of the President at Larkana is included in the list of 43 projects worth Rs 75.36 billion approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in its meeting held here at Planning Commission. The meeting has also approved renovation of the Aiwan-e-Sadr at an estimated cost of Rs 82 million. However, officially it is considered as having been completed during the previous government tenure and CDWP only gave ex post facto approval. The project relating to renovation of President House was prepared and approved in 2005 in the tenure of previous Government with a view to bringing it in conformity with the revised building code envisaging seismic protection. Instead of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Secretary Planning and Development Division Suhail Safdar presided over the meeting. Mian Abdul Sattar, Parliamentary Secretary Planning and Development and senior officials of the ministries concerned attended the meeting. The official statement has not been supported by the sector-wise details, given in the approved list of 43 development projects. The statement issued for press says, "On the advice of the Security Staff of the President, Ministry of Interior and Government of Sindh the project of the Security Fencing (RCC) wall around Temporary Official Residence of the President at Naudero was considered." "It was decided that the project sponsored by M/o Housing & Works and prepared in consultation with NESPAK, the Ministry of Housing and Works will obtain approval of the Security Agencies regarding specification and other requirements while complying with the Codal and Legal formalities," it added. The reliable sources, privy to the meeting, were insisting that the project had been approved. The approved list has also confirmed that the meeting gave a go-ahead signal for the project. Total number of 43 projects costing Rs 75.4 billion including foreign component/ assistance of Rs 22.4 billion were approved. Out of total, 34 infrastructure related projects worth Rs 56.6 billion including Rs 9.6 billion of foreign assistance have been approved. Seven projects in social sector worth Rs 18.4 billion including Rs 12.7 billion of foreign assistance and 2 projects under the head of others have also given a nod with an estimated cost of Rs 400 million. According to the statement, of the 43 projects, cost of each of the 24 projects is over Rs 500 million. The total cost of those projects is Rs 70.7 billion (94%) which will be placed before the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNCE) for approval. Of the 2 projects in Balochistan, one project titled "Construction of Black Top Road from Sui to Uch field km 0 to 57 km" costing Rs 797 million has been approved to provide faster link in the Dera Bugti Area. This would provide employment opportunities and alleviate poverty in the area. Four projects of Water Sector located in Sindh & NWFP costing Rs 11.2 billion were approved in the meeting on Saturday. The meeting also approved 15 projects in Energy Sector costing Rs 27 billion and recommended to ECNEC. Most of these projects will be financed by WAPDA from its own resources. Nine Women Centres in earthquake affected areas of AJK and NWFP have been approved to alleviate the sufferings of women. Two projects costing Rs 10 billion for lining of distributaries in Sindh and irrigation channels in NWFP have been approved. Similarly, concept clearance to negotiate aid for infrastructure development in Northern Areas was agreed to.