The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) authorized three development projects worth Rs.15.78 billion on Thursday.
The CDWP assessed seven projects under the supervision of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan, and approved two while proposing one to the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
The Torkham Jalalabad Road 2nd Carriageway, Afghanistan project was approved for Rs. 10.58 billion, the Establishment of 132KV Grid Station at Bin Qasim Industrial Park, Karachi was approved for Rs. 3.6 billion, and the Up-gradation of Mechanical System for Sewerage and Drainage Services in Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), Multan was approved for Rs. 1.59 billion.
The Torkham Jalalabad Road 2nd Carriageway project in Afghanistan will connect the Central Asian Republics with Pakistan. The Pakistani government funded this project to help the Afghan government repair and maintain the road network by adding 73.6 kilometers to the existing two-lane two-way route between Torkham and Jalalabad.
The meeting also authorised a Rs. 3.6 billion project to build a 132kV grid station in Karachi’s Bin Qasim Industrial Park. To meet the power needs of SEZ enterprises, the project aims to provide an uninterrupted power supply at affordable prices to the Bin Qasim Industrial Park’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
The Rs 1.59 billion improvement of the mechanical system for sewerage and drainage services in WASA, Multan, was also approved at the conference. The project was proposed by the Punjab government. WASA Multan was established in 1992 to serve Multan inhabitants with water and sanitation services.