CDWP okays four projects worth Rs24b

Schemes related to health, physical planning and housing presented in meeting

Our Correspondent April 01, 2021
Assuming 10% growth in total private sector loans by Dec 2021, the banking sector is expected to allocate an additional Rs23 billion for the housing and construction segment. PHOTO: REUTERS


The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday approved four development projects related to health, physical planning and housing at a cumulative cost of Rs24 billion.

During a meeting chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, three projects related to health worth Rs17.10 billion were presented.

First project was named “Development of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System with Public Health Laboratories Network and Workforce Development for Transition of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme” worth Rs4.54 billion, second project was titled “Strengthening of 12 DHQ Hospitals Building Capacity to Respond to Covid-19/any Future Pandemic in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa” worth Rs6.51 billion and third project was “Covid-19 Response and National Calamities Programme” worth Rs6.04 billion. The CDWP approved the three projects.

Moreover, a project related to physical planning and housing titled “Construction of Session Division in Mauve Area Sector G-11/4 Islamabad” worth Rs6.95 billion was approved by the CDWP.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2021.

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