CDWP approves two CPEC-related development projects worth Rs 7.87 billion

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved two development projects with a cost of Pakistani Rs 7.87 billion indirectly related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The meeting presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan approved the development projects after the detail discussion, said an official statement.

A project related to Energy sector namely “Construction of 220kV Transmission Line (28 kilometers) along with 2nd Circuit Stringing of 132kV Transmission Line from Jiwani to Gwadar (94 kilometers) Revised” worth Rs 4540.010 million approved by the forum. The project is proposed to be financed through the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Main objective of the power sector is to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers of all categories and to improve the commercial viability of the power sector as a whole.

Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) vision is to provide and maintain fault free high voltage system with minimum possible losses and expenditure. The proposed project involves the Construction of the Grid Stations, the statement added.

The proposed scope of associated work is “132kV (AIS) grid station Jiwani. 1 x 132 kV Line Bay facing Jiwani – Gwadar Circuit. 132kV (AIS) grid station Gwadar (old) 1 x 132 kV Line Bay facing Gwadar (old) – Jiwani Circuit. Transmission Line: 1. 220/132kV Transmission Line from GABD to Jiwani (zero Point) (30 KM) (NTDC Portion) Construction of 2nd Circuit Stringing of existing 132 kV SDT Jiwani – Gwadar (old) Transmission Line (94KM) (QESCO Portion),” it elaborated.

Another project related to Physical Planning and Housing sector presented namely “Gravity Based Safe Drinking Water Supply System in Havelian Abbottabad Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” worth Rs 3336.20 million was also approved by the CDWP after detail discussion. The sponsoring agency of the project is Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw.

The financing Mode of the project is Khyber Pakhtunkhaw share of Rs 1296.20 Million where the KOICA share (Grant in Aid) is USD 12 Million.

The scope of the project includes: Land Acquisition, construction of approach roads, utilities such as water supply and electricity.

Additional Secretary Planning, Members Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI), senior officials from Federal Ministries and Divisions participated in the meeting. The representatives of Provincial P&D Departments and Special Areas also attended the meeting through video clink.