The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved four Rs12.25 billion projects, submitted two Rs33.427 billion projects to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) and authorized an extension of the Rs12.10 billion re-tender scheme.
These decisions were taken at a meeting of the CDWP, chaired by Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in his ministry.
At the meeting, initiatives related to electricity, social welfare and water management were implemented.
The meeting sponsored a scheme entitled Harpo Valley Social Development & Strengthening of WPO Gilgit-Baltistan under the 34.5 MW Hydro Power Project Harpo Accompanying Steps worth Rs255 million.
The project’s focus will be on procurement of machinery and equipment for the Sakrdu Hydro Electric Workshop, community development work in the Harpo Valley, renovation of the C-Class Dispensary and middle school for girls etc. The CDWP allowed the Rs12.11 billion 20 MW hydropower project to be expanded in Hanzel Gilgit.
The goal of the project was to build Hanzel Hydropower project (10 MW) along Gilgit River, a right bank tributary of Indus River to supply electricity to Gilgit Town and surrounding areas through a 132 kV transmission line.
The CDWP forwarded Rs14.748 billion worth of Baluchistan’s Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project to ECNEC for approval. The project tackles issues such as water shortage, water rise, salinity, floods, increasing poverty in backward irrigated areas and institutional reforms.
The CDWP also gave Rs4.594 billion to Indus 21 Water Sector Building and Advisory Services (WCAP) project.