CDWP approves 6 projects, refers one to ECNEC

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – May 20, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The central development working party (CDWP) meeting, on Tuesday, approved 6 projects worth Rs.16.111 billion and recommended one project worth Rs. 25.226 billion to the executive committee of the national economic council (ECNEC) for consideration.

According to an official statement, the meeting was chaired by planning commission (PC) deputy chairman (DC) Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.

Four projects related to health, higher education and industries and commerce were presented in the meeting.

Two projects related to health were presented in the meeting.

First project titled “strengthening civil registration and vital statistics system” worth Rs. 201.917 million was approved in the meeting.

The project will create a revamped model of registration of all vital events (births, deaths, marriage etc) in model Islamabad capital territory (ICT).

Second project namely “Baluchistan human capital investment project” worth Rs. 5616.985 million was approved in the meeting.

Two projects related to higher education were presented in CDWP meeting.

First project namely “PhD scholarship under US-Pakistan knowledge corridor” worth Rs. 25,226.274 million was referred to ECNEC.

This programme will develop collaboration between Pakistan and renowned US institutions to transfer new research techniques focused on Pakistani needs.

Project will also bring opportunities to develop research projects and build capacity in the higher education system of both the partner countries.

Second project namely “Jalozai campus of UET Peshawar” worth Rs. 6,535.32 million was approved in the meeting.

Two projects related to information technology namely “e-office replication at division of the federal government” worth Rs. 689.653 million was approved by CDWP.

The major objective of this project including replacing e-office/filling system in all ministries/divisions to achieve the goal of internal efficiency and effectiveness.

Second project titled “feasibility and system definition study (FSDS) of Pakistan satellite navigation program (PSNP)” worth Rs. 780 million was also approved in the meeting.

A project related to industries and commerce titled “establishment of hub special economic zone” worth Rs. 2,287.844 million approved in the meeting.

The project envisages establishment of hub special economic zone by providing basic amenities to the industries sector in the area.

7 concept clearance projects were presented in the meeting wherein two projects were from world bank (WB) and five projects from finance ministry.

Senior officials from PC and federal governments also participated in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through video conference.