Pakistan approves 20 development projects
During a meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP)
of the Planning Commission, Pakistan government approved 20
development projects worth Rs23.2 billion in various sector
including infrastructure and industries, Khaleej Times reported.
Discussion also took place about progress on action plan for
implementation of three mega dams Kalabagh, Akhori and
Diamer-Bhasha to save time and meet execution schedule announced
by the President for completion of five reservoirs before 2016.
This was stated by planning commission's member infrastructure
after a meeting of the CDWP that approved Rs23.2 billion for 20
development projects including Rs2.4 billion cost escalation for
Pat Feeder project and Balochistan university.
He said the assessment committee led by water and power
secretary will hold its second meeting in January to consider
detailed implementation plan being prepared by the Wapda.
Spokesman for the planning commission said the CDWP also
approved Rs5.64 billion for the construction of two medical
towers in Karachi and Islamabad each. He said the Karachi
medical tower will have 13 stories and be constructed at JPMC
costing Rs3.418 billion while the PIMS medical tower in
Islamabad will have 14 stories and cost Rs2.225 billion.