CDWP meeting in Islamabad approves multiple mega projects
Central Development Working Party (CDWP) held a meeting on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.
CDWP considered four projects, including two new projects, and approved one project worth Rs. 7.25 billion. The CDWP further approved five position papers worth Rs. 21.10 billion and two position papers worth Rs. 37.23 billion, which were referred to ECNEC for further approval.
Secretary Planning, Mathar Niaz Rana, senior officials from the Planning Commission, and federal ministries and divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through video links.
Projects related to Energy, Physical Planning and Housing, Science and Technology, and Transport and Communications were presented in the meeting.
Two position papers related to Energy were approved by the CDWP. The first paper approved by the CDWP was “220KV Dhabeji Substation for Provision of electricity for Dhabeji Special Economic Zone (DSEZ)” worth Rs. 4195.10 million. This project will facilitate the electrification of Dhabeji SEZ and the construction of a 220 kV GIS substation at Dhabeji SEZ. An associated transmission line has been planned to supply an ultimate load of 250 MW to the Dhabeji SEZ. The second approved position paper was titled “34.5 MW Harpo Hydropower Project District Sakrdu” worth Rs. 9522.801 million.
The main objective of the project is to provide adequate facilities for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity keeping in view the future requirements in the Baltistan region.