Punjab PDWP approves six development projects worth Rs8.08bn

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ISLAMABAD: In a meeting chaired by Chairman Planning & Development Board Abdullah Khan Sumbal, the 36th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of the current fiscal year 2020-21 approved six development projects worth Rs8.089 billion.

The projects include the construction of a 14.17km long Link Road from GT Road to Sialkot – Lahore Motorway for Rs827.570 million.

A 20.08km dual carriageway road, commencing from Kingra to Sialkot will also be constructed for Rs850.990 million. Work to widen and revamp the road will also be carried out under the project.

An Rs1,962.568 million project was also approved by the authority, under which the 42km Dualized Road from Sargodha to Makhdoom Interchange, District Sargodha will be rehabilitated.

Another dual carriageway from Burewala to Chichawatni Road, Vehari will be constructed for Rs1,008.258 million.

The dualization of 3.11km long Road from Motorway Interchange Jang Bahatar to Wah, will be constructed at the cost of Rs536.204 million.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Secretary P&D Imran Sikandar Baloch, all Members of the Planning & Development Board, Provincial Secretaries of concerned departments, Senior Chief (Coord), Assistant Chief Coordination and senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments.


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CDWP approves two projects worth Rs196.5bn

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ISLAMABAD: Two projects worth Rs196.5 billion have been approved, including the construction of a 306km long Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway for Rs191.5 billion.

In a meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved a healthcare project worth Rs5 billion and further recommended the transport project to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for approval.

The National Highway Authority (NHA) will construct a six-lane wide motorway project, connecting the Gwadar and Karachi ports, under the public-private financing mode on the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.

The second approved project, titled “Strengthening of Existing DHQs, and selected THQs, RHCs, BHUs in District Awaran, Washuk, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Panjgur, Gwadar and Kech (Less Developed areas of the Balochistan)” is aimed at improving infrastructure, medical equipment, machinery and ambulance services in seven named districts of Balochistan.


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