Govt allocates Rs300mn for PNRA in PSDP 2018-19

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ISLAMABAD: The government has earmarked an amount of Rs300 million for two ongoing and one new project of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) for the fiscal year 2018-19 in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

According to budgetary documents, the budgetary allocations include Rs30 million for the new scheme titled ‘Reinforcement of PNRA’s Capacity and Regulatory Oversight against Vulnerabilities of Digitalised Contracts and Cyber Threats’.

Similarly, an amount of Rs270 million has been allocated for two ongoing schemes of the authority, including Rs230 million for the establishment of National Radiological Emergency Coordination Center and Rs40 million for capacity building in design assessment and analysis to ensure the safety of advanced nuclear power plants in Pakistan.

It is worth mentioning that all the projects are funded by the indigenous resources of the government and not a single penny has been taken as a foreign grant.