Friday, April 19, 2024

CDWP Advances Development Projects Totaling Rs. 138.660 Billion

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP), chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, has greenlit one development project and recommended three others to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

The meeting, attended by Secretary Planning Awais Manzur Sumra, senior officials from various ministries/divisions, and Provincial Governments’ Chairmen/ACS (Dev), evaluated projects across Energy, Physical Planning & Housing, and Transport & Communications sectors.

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Among the approved projects is the “Expansion of 48MW Jagran Hydropower Station (Phase-II) in District Neelum, AJ&K (Revised)” with a cost of Rs. 14,744 million. Designated to the Power Development Organization of the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for operations and maintenance, the project aims to enhance the hydropower station’s capacity.

Another approved project focuses on the construction of the “Litigants Facilitation Center for Litigants of District Courts in Sector G-10/1 Islamabad,” with a budget of Rs. 1,989.990 million. This initiative aims to provide essential facilities for litigants and lawyers, including a variety of amenities such as a cafeteria, multipurpose hall, banks, and a prayer hall.

Furthermore, the CDWP recommended the “2nd Carriageway Torkham Jalalabad Road Project, Afghanistan” and the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rural Road Development Project” to ECNEC for further consideration. The former, with a cost of Rs. 16,465.883 million, is aimed at assisting the Government of Afghanistan in the reconstruction/rehabilitation of its road network, while the latter, worth Rs. 105,450 million, is proposed to be financed through foreign funding, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of KP sharing the costs.

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