Naulong Dam in Jhal Magsi and Gomal Zam Dam in Tank to cost Rs 65.9 billion

Naulong Gomal Zam Dam

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) okayed 10 projects about health, higher education, physical planning, housing and power sectors costing Rs 96.1 billion including Gomal Zam Dam and Naulong Dam which have been forwarded to ECNEC.

The meeting of CDWP took place in Islamabad on Monday under the Chairmanship of Jahanzeb Khan, the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission where the session approved eight development projects, worth Rs 30.2 billion and recommended two projects worth Rs 65.9 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.

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Ministry of Water Resources presented two projects Naulong Multipurpose Dam Project Jhal Magsi (3rd Revised) worth Rs 39.944 billion and Gomal Zam Dam Multipurpose Project in South Waziristan worth 25.928 billion which were recommended to ECNEC according to the press release.

In the meeting of CDWP, four-position papers and one concept proposal were also discussed. The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination proposed five projects worth Rs 25.8 billion.

The approved projects include ‘Establishment of 200-bed Mother and Child Hospital District Rajanpur’ the cost of which comes to Rs 7.48 billion. This project would be financed through the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) (under the ‘Covid-19 responsive and other natural calamities programme’.

The project is for the improvement of access of poor people and scattered populations to quality maternity and urgent newborn care through the provision of high-quality health services and achieving optimum respective SDG health indicators.

Another project of establishing the 50-bed Cardiac Hospital at Gilgit-Baltistan worth Rs 4.675 billion was also approved by the CDWP. The project would be financed through the Public Sector Development Prograame (PSDP). It is for the provision of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities of cardiac care for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan along with the installation of modern biomedical equipment like Angiography, Thallium. ECG, ETT, Echo machines, ICU, CCU, HDU facilities, etc.

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