ISLAMABAD (Ahmed Mughal):- The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved Projects including Yellow Line, Karachi Water Supply Project & East Bay Expressway of Gwadar Port worth of Rs.124 billion recommended to ECNEC.
The CDWP met under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtyar here in Islamabad today. The meeting accorded approval to one project worth Rs. 385.135 million. It also recommended 04 projects worth Rs.123.6 billion to ECNEC for consideration after approval.
Government of Sindh presented project “Karachi Urban Mobility Project (Yellow Line)” worth Rs. 61436.00 million. The meeting approved it and recommended to ECNEC for consideration.
Minister for Planning ;also said that the incumbent Government is committed to development of Karachi. The completion of project will provide travelling facilities to the people of the city. He also added that the project is closely aligned to the Federal Government’s manifesto. and objectives with urban development and green growth.
The CDWP also approved “Karachi Water & Sewerage Services Improvement Project (KWSSIP) Phase-1” worth Rs. 14.73 billion of Sindh Govt. Minister also said that the project will facilitate improve the capacity of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board in the city.
Ministry of Maritime Affairs also presented Construction of Expressway on East Bay of Gwadar Port (Revised) worth Rs. 17.37 billion. The meeting also approved it and referred to ECNEC for consideration.
The project envisages construction of 18.981 km four lane divided limited access expressway with embankment for 6 lanes integrating Gwadar Port. It also integrated the port with the Makran Coastal Highway as well as with its Free Zone and future container terminals. The length of off-shore section of Expressway is 4.34 Km and on-shore section is 14.641 Km.
CDWP also approved KP Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project of KP Govt worth Rs. 30 billion. It also referred it to ECNEC for consideration.