Planning and Development

Planning and Development

*CDWP gives go-ahead to six Rs 348.50bn projects*

ISLAMABAD: At a CDWP meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, cleared three development projects with a cumulative estimated cost of Rs. 6.50bn & recommended three projects worth Rs. 342bn 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 Energy, Higher Education and Nutrition, were considered in the meeting.

A project of Energy sector in the meeting namely “20 MW Hydropower Project Hanzel, Gilgit” worth Rs. 12921.662 million refer to ECNEC for further approval.
Four projects of Higher Education Commission presented in the meeting namely “Academic and Research Linkages with different countries/ agencies under bilateral agreement” worth Rs. 405.720 million, second project titled “Infrastructure Development of COMSATS University Islamabad Permanent Campus, Abbottabad” worth Rs. 3485.795 million, third project titled “Strengthening of Women University Swabi” worth Rs. 2600 million was approved by CDWP. Another project of Health was presented in the meeting namely “Establishment of University of Applied Engineering and Emerging Technologies (UAEET) Sambrial Sialkot” worth Rs. 16648.470 referred to ECNEC for further approval. The objective of the project is to establish a technology based institute in partnership with Austrian Fachhoeschulen / Universities in 06 years’ time spam is from 2021 to 2027. The campus would be fuly residential for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

A project related to Nutrition presented in the meeting namely “Tackling Malnutrition induced Stunting in Pakistan –July 2021-June 2026” worth Rs. 312408.56 million refer to ECNEC for further approval. The project will cover 67 districts of the country. The project will interventions for children under two years and maternal malnutrition. Promoting good nutrition practices exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding up 2 years of age. Improve hygiene practices including hand wash with soaps and water and optimal sanitation practices.