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CDWP gives go-ahead to 5 projects worth Rs405.7b

ISLAMABAD – Central Development Working Party (CDWP) Tuesday gave go-ahead to five projects worth Rs 405.7 billion.

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting, presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared two development projects with a cost of Rs. 3.37 billion and recommended three projects worth Rs 402.305 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration.

Senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through video conferences. 

Projects related to governance, physical planning & housing, transport & communications and education were considered in the meeting.

A project related to governance presented in the meeting namely “Establishment of Public Financial Management Unit (PFMU) and Program Support Unit (PSU) in Finance Department and Planning and Development (P&D) Board respectively under Punjab Resources Improvement and Digital Effectiveness (PRIDE) Program” worth Rs. 86784.88 million was recommended to ECNEC for further approval. The program aims to increase own sources revenue and improve reliability of resources allocations and access to digital services for people and firms in the province. The program primarily addresses the tree challenges (a) fiscal risk management, (b) revenue mobilization and (c) expenditure management through better use of information system.

A project related to physical planning & housing presented in the meeting namely 1.2 MGD R.O.D Plant (Chinese Grant) worth Rs. 2123.986 million was approved by CDWP forum. Two projects related to transport & communication presented in the meeting namely Construction of Dir Motorway worth Rs. 38991.382 million and Peshawar D.I Khan Motorway (360 KM) worth Rs. 276529.496 million was referred to ECNEC for further approval. Both roads will considerably reduce the traffic congestion and delays issues on the said routes and will provide a fastest route for the people moving with the region and beyond.

A project related to education sector presented in the meeting namely “Establishment of Directorate General of Religious Education” worth Rs. 1253.420 million was approved in the forum. The main objective of the project is to mainstream religious education in Pakistan by registering all Denii Madaris of Pakistan with the M/o FE&PT, Islamabad and facilitation them to introduce the contemporary subjects from SSc/HSSC in next 5 years. 

CDWP also approved one position papers namely “and “Pandemic Response Effectiveness Project for COVID -19” worth Rs. 810.396 million by the respected forum. 


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