CDWP approves an Rs.3.72 billion development project, refers another to ECNEC for further consideration
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved a project worth Rs3.72 billion and has proposed another project worth Rs89.56 billion to the National Economic Council’s Executive Committee (Ecnec) for consideration. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan presided over a CDWP meeting at which the decisions were made. The meeting was also attended by Secretary of Planning Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, senior officials from the Planning Commission and federal ministries/divisions, as well as representatives from provincial governments via video conference.
The meeting included presentations on agricultural, food, and climate change projects, as well as physical planning and accommodation.
The CDWP has authorized a Rs3,720 million agriculture, food, and climate change programme. “Village Rehabilitation Programme (VRP) under the umbrella scheme of Covid-19 sensitive and other natural clematis management programme, sub component No 3 National Program for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), and sub component No 4 National Program for Improvement in Local Infrastructure Livelihood,” it read.
The project aims to survey 54,615 households in 101 Union Councils across five districts, establish a holistic MIS/Dashboard, provide clean drinking water supply schemes and latrines to poor household, and construct brick pavements and sanitation drains.
The “Punjab Rural Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project,” worth Rs89,560 million, was proposed at the meeting and referred to the ECNEC for approval.
The project’s goals are to provide integrated WASH infrastructural development to nearly 2,000 villages, provide properly managed safe drinking water and enhanced sanitation services to the rural population in 2,000 selected villages, rejuvenate existing water supply and sanitation infrastructure, promote systemic change, and educate and raise awareness about behaviors.