The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, in Islamabad on Monday.
CDWP approved two projects worth Rs. 3.25 billion and agreed on one concept clearance proposal worth Rs. 808 million under the JICA for further proceeding.
Secretary Planning, Mathar Niaz Rana, Senior officials from Planning Commission, and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from Provincial Governments participated through video links.
Projects related to Devolution and Area Development and Water Resources were presented in the meeting. A project related to Devolution and Area Development was presented in the meeting. The project, namely “Tor Gar Integrated Development Project,” worth Rs. 202.80 million, was approved by the CDWP.
The project aims to make the area accessible for the local administration by providing better infrastructure facilities (DWSS, Irrigation Channels) and alternate source of income, through good agriculture practices and natural resources management, which will improve the living standards of the people at the grass-root level and also create an environment conducive for economic development.
CDWP also approved the project related to Water Resources presented in the meeting, namely “Construction of Small Storage/Delay action Dam in District Khuzdar, Balochistan,” worth Rs. 3056.075 million.
This project aims to ensure the storage of floodwater rising of the groundwater table, protection of agriculture lands located at the downstream of proposed dams, schemes will provide safety against the flood damages problems. The project will also improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in the area. The scope of this project envisages the construction of ten small dams at different locations in District Khuzdar, Balochistan.
The forum also approved one Concept Clearance Proposal under the JICA, namely “Up-gradation and Modernization of the Flood Forecasting & Warning System for Lai Nullah Basin in Islamabad-Rawalpindi,” worth Rs. 808.00 million.