Projects worth Rs40bn approved

Updated October 18, 2019

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CDWP of the Planning Commission approves nine projects worth Rs40 billion in energy and technology sectors. — AFP/File
CDWP of the Planning Commission approves nine projects worth Rs40 billion in energy and technology sectors. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) of the Planning Commission on Thursday approved nine projects worth Rs40 billion in energy and science and technology sectors. It also recommended two mega projects worth Rs55.5bn to Ecnec for approval.

The projects approved in the energy sector include a regional grid in Gilgit-Baltistan (Phase-1) worth Rs4959.187 million, 220Kv Nawabshah sub-station project worth Rs6291.80m, 220Kv Larkana new substations worth Rs6449.40m, procurement of 220Kv mobile grid station along with emergency recovery system and 500Kv reactors for emergency services project worth Rs6978.95m and 220Kv Swabi substation project worth Rs6399.84m.

The approved projects in the science and technology sector include the Pakistan Research Reactor-3 project worth Rs4671.050m and establishment of a campus of National University of Technology (NUTECH) in Islamabad worth Rs2878.610m.

The CDWP recommended for approval three health projects which include strengthening and upgradation of the nursing and midwifery worth Rs27908.545m, safe blood transfusion service worth Rs863.367m and Medical Device Development Centre at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, worth Rs331.12m.

A project related to water resources development titled, “National Programme for Enhancing Command area in Barani areas of Pakistan” worth Rs27526.369m was recommended to Ecnec for approval.

Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2019