CDWP approves eight projects worth Rs36 billion.

ISLAMABAD -- Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday approved eight projects worth Rs 36 billion and recommended seven projects worth Rs 233.014 billion to ECNEC.

The CDWP, that met with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan in the chair, deferred the approval of the 2nd revised PC-I for the Gwadar International Airport which is CPEC umbrella project. The CDWP cleared three projects worth Rs111.863 billion for Sindh province, which is partially funded by World Bank.

The forum considered projects related to environment, physical planning, transport and communications, water resources and education.

Two projects related to environment were presented in the meeting. First project titled 'Sind Resilience project (PDMA Component Phase-II' worth Rs. 15309.14 million was referred to ECNEC. The World Bank share in the project is Rs14809.98 million. The project's objective is to enhance resilience to nature disasters, including public health emergency response and resource management during public health emergencies. Second project related to environment namely 'Developing Revenue Linkage between Marmara Research Center, Turkey and Pakistan Metrological Department Pakistan' worth Rs. 168.308 million was approved by CDWP.

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Two projects related to physical planning were presented in the meeting. First project titled 'Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project(SWEEP)' worth Rs. 17661 million was referred to ECNEC. World Bank will provide Rs16820 million for the project. Second project as titled 'Contraction of New Building for Supreme Court Branch Registry at Karachi Registry Saddar, A.M area Karachi' worth Rs. 4423.04 million was approved in the meeting.

Two projects related to transport and communications namely 'Widening and carpeting Bonni -Buzund -Torkhow road (28Km) District Chitral' worth Rs. 1219.880 million was approved by the CDWP. The project envisages improvement and carpeting of 28 km long section of the Bonni- Buzund- Torkhow road to make it all weather roads. It will improve a pavement width of 12 feet with 3 feet shoulder on each side along with construction of 4 Nos. Second project namely 'Construction /up gradation of Dirgi Shahbozai to Tonusa Sharif Road'...

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