CDWP clears 15 development projects worth 249.21b.

ISLAMABAD -- The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has cleared 15 development projects worth Rs 249.21 billion during its meeting held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary Planning Ministry, Chief Economist, Members Planning Commission and representatives from the various ministries and divisions, said a press release issued here.

The forum considered 15 projects related to the Ministry of Housing and Works, ministry of national health services regulations and Coordination, Ministry of Communication, Power Division and Ministry of Railways.

The forum has recommended Umbrella PC-1 of the Flood Protection Sector Project-III (FPSP-III)-Updated worth

Rs 194.6 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval.

The Ministry of Water Resources is the sponsoring agency of the project while Provincial Irrigation Departments will execute the project.

The main objective of the implementation of Umbrella PC-I of FPSP-III of NFPP-IV is the improvement of country-wide comprehensive flood management approaches on the integrated and innovative basis by the implementation of structural as well as non-structural interventions proposed under the National Flood Protection Plan NFPP-IV.

The major objectives of the project are to reduction in flood losses to private and public infrastructure in an economically sound manner, protect urban and rural bodies, and agricultural lands besides, vital infrastructure installation, Technical feasibility and detailed design studies of Barrages/Bridges and hydraulic structures which need to be remodelled and upgradation of existing flood forecasting and warning facilities for better flood forecasting.

The CDWP also...

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