ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved two development projects worth Rs3.37 billion on Tuesday and recommended three schemes worth Rs402.305 billion for further consideration to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec).
The conference, which was hosted by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, focused on governance, physical planning and housing, transportation and communication, and education initiatives.
A governance project worth Rs86.78 million was recommended to Ecnec during the meeting, titled “Establishment of Public Financial Management Unit (PFMU) and Programme Support Unit (PSU) in Finance Department and Planning and Development (P&D) Board respectively under Punjab Resources Improvement and Digital Effectiveness (PRIDE) Programme.” The proposal aims to boost revenue while also improving resource allocation dependability and access to digital services for residents and businesses in the province.
Through improved use of information technologies, the initiative primarily targets three challenges: fiscal risk management, income mobilization, and expenditure management. The CDWP has authorized a Rs2.1 billion physical planning and housing project called “1.2 MGD ROD Plant (Chinese Grant).”
Two transportation and communication projects were sent to Ecnec for further consideration: “Construction of Dir Motorway” worth Rs38.99 billion and “Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway (360 km)” worth Rs276.5 billion. Both highways will significantly minimize traffic congestion and delays on the above routes, as well as provide the quickest path for individuals travelling in the area.
The CDWP conference approved the Rs1.25 billion project “Establishment of Directorate General of Religious Education.”