*CDWP gives go-ahead to Six Rs 52 bn projects*

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party Meeting (CDWP) chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan approved six development projects at a total estimated cost of Rs 52 billion.

Secretary Planning Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from Provincial Governments participated through video conference.


Projects related to Transport & Communications and Water Resources were presented in the meeting.


Two projects related to Transport & Communications worth Rs. 16.27 billion were presented in the meeting. First project presented namely “Construction of Black Top Road from Duki to Chamalang (105 km) with Link Road (55 Km)” worth Rs. 6518.812 million approved in the meeting. The project envisages construction of 2 lane 7.3m wide and 105km long single carriageway from Duki to Chamalang with 2 meter shoulders on each side. The main road passes through Nana Sahib, Gumbaz, and Shah Wali Landi Mirkhan and terminates at Chamalang coal mines. Second project presented in the meeting titled “Widening, improvement and reconstruction of road from Khani Cross to Ziarat (70 km) and Ziarat to Sanjani (64 km)” worth Rs. 9752.375 million approved by the CDWP meeting.


CDWP approved four projects worth Rs. 35.69 billion presented in the meeting. First Project presented namely “Restoration & Revamping of Mehmodabad Nullah and its Tributaries” worth Rs 8657.42 million, second project namely “Restoration & Revamping of Gujar Nullah” worth Rs. 9982.26 million, Third project presented namely “Restoration & Revamping of Orangi Nullah” worth Rs. 9056.20 million, and the last project titled “Restoration & revamping of Lyari & Malir Rivers with Associated Tributaries” worth Rs. 8003.66 million presented by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).