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Pakistan approves 20 development projects

(MENAFN) 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.



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