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PR No. 61 CDWP APPROVES RS.1113.986 BILLION WORTH OF FOURTEEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Islamabad: June 8, 2016

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) today approved Rs1113.986  billion worth of 14 development projects including Rs.1104 billion worth of four development projects recommended to ECNEC. The project recommended to ENEC include Gwadar-Nawabshah LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project(GNP), Procurement of 75 (55Nos 4000-4500 H.P & 20 Nos 2000 -2500 H.P ) 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 & Widening of N-45 (130.22 Km).

CDWP meeting chaired by Federal Minister Planning , Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal was attended by senior federal and provincial officials concerned .The projects approved and recommended to ECNEC related to Energy , Water Resource/Environment , Transport and Communication , Physical Planning and Housing , Information Technology , Mass Media and Governance. While chairing the meeting, Minister issued directives for cost rationalization of different projects as well as revising their financial models for utilization of public money in a transparent way

In Energy Sector , CDWP approved Rehabilitation of NTDC System in South area for improvement in System Reliability to avoid the frequent tripping at the cost of Rs1064 million and recommended Gwadar – Nawabshah LNG Terminal and Pipeline Project(GNP) to ECNEC at the cost of Rs.168 billion.

In Water resource and Environment sector , CDWP approved  Sindh Resilience Project (SRP) at the cost of Rs 2,495 million and Establishment of Glacier Monitoring Network at the cost of Rs 892.481 million.

In Transport and communication Sector , CDWP approved Procurement of 75 (55Nos 4000-4500 H.P & 20 Nos 2000 -2500 H.P ) Diesel Electric Locomotives at the cost of Rs 45.796 billion , Up- gradation of Pakistan Railway’s (PR) existing Mainline -1 (ML-1) and establishment of a dry port near Havalian at the cost of Rs 870.472 billion . The CDWP also approved Replacement of Two Generating Set of 1000 kv (one MW) Workshops Division Moghalpur at the cost of Rs.160 million .

The CDWP approved and recommended to ECNEC Improvement & Widening of N-45 (130.22 Km) at the cost of Rs19.643 billion and Construction of Nahqi Tunnel , Mohmand Agency , FATA at the cost of Rs 2,428.338 billion. The CDWP also approved Construction of Road from Zera to Dabori , Orakzai Agency (FATA) at the cost of Rs1.947 billion.

In Information Technology, CDWP approved Computerization of PM Secretariat(Phase 2) at the cost of Rs123.945 million and approved Replacement of 10 KW Medium Wave Transmitter D.I Khan with 100 KW Medium Wave Transmitter under USAID programme & shifting of Broadcasting House to New Site at the cost of Rs.314 million.

In Governance ,  CDWP approved Research / feasibilities Studies and workshops project at the cost of 249.26 million an also approved Pakistan’s Productivity, Quality & Innovation Initiative at Rs.250 million. CDWP also cleared Position Paper of Construction of accommodation for Bhittai Rangers at Karachi at the cost of Rs2870  million.

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