The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday approved 14 development projects worth Rs 1.1 trillion, out of which four development projects were recommended to Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
The projects recommended to ENEC include Gwadar-Nawabshah LNG terminal and pipeline project (GNP), procurement of 75 diesel electric locomotives, up- gradation of Pakistan Railway’s (PR) existing Mainline-1 (ML-1) and establishment of a dry port near Havalian and Improvement and widening of N-45 (130.22 km).
The CDWP meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal and attended by senior federal and provincial officials. The projects approved related to energy, water resources, environment, transport and communication, physical planning and housing, IT, mass media and governance.
The CDWP approved rehabilitation of National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) system in areas in the south for improvement in the reliability of the system to avoid frequent tripping at the cost of Rs 1.064 billion and recommended Gwadar-NawabShah LNG Terminal and Pipeline (GNP) project to ECNEC for the cost of Rs 168 billion.
The meeting approved Sindh Resilience Project (SRP) at the cost of Rs 2.495 billion and Establishment of Glacier Monitoring Network at the cost of Rs 892.481 million.
CDWP approved Procurement of 75 locomotives out of which 55 locomotives will be of 4000-4500 HP and 20 locomotives of 2000-2500 HP, at a cost of Rs 45.7 billion and up- gradation of Pakistan Railway’s existing Mainline-1 and establishment of a dry port near Havalian at the cost of Rs 870.4 billion.
The meeting approved improvement and widening of N-45 (130.22 Km) at the cost of Rs 19.6 billion and construction of Nahqi Tunnel, Mohmand Agency, FATA at the cost of Rs 2.4 billion. It also approved construction of road from Zera to Dabori, Orakzai Agency in FATA at the cost of Rs 1.9 billion.
The CDWP approved computerisation of PM Secretariat (Phase 2) at the cost of Rs 123.9 million and approved replacement of 10 KW Medium Wave Transmitter D.I. Khan with 100 KW Medium Wave Transmitter under a USAID programme and shifting of the Broadcasting House to a new site at the cost of Rs 314 million.
The meeting approved research and feasibility studies and workshops project at the cost of Rs 249.26 million and also approved Pakistan’s Productivity, Quality and Innovation Initiative’s estimated cost of Rs 250 million. It also cleared position paper of construction of accommodation for Bhittai Rangers in Karachi at the cost of Rs 2.8 billion.