Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved thirteen projects worth 36.18 billion rupees and recommended ML-1 project worth 7.2 billion dollars to ECNEC for further approval.
Meeting of CDWP was held in Islamabad today with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan in the chair.
Projects related to Energy, Physical Planning & Housing, Science & Technology, Transport & Communications and Water Resources were presented in the meeting.
Central Development Working Party referred 7.2 billion dollars ML-1 project to ECNEC for further approval. ML-1 starts from Karachi, passes through Kotri/Hyderabad, Rohri, Multan, Lahore, and Rawalpindi and terminates at Peshawar. The line is 1,872 km long, including the 55 km long Taxila - Havelian section and 91 km long Lodhran-Khanewal section. The project envisages up-gradation of ML-1, establishment of a dry port near Havelian Railway Station; up gradation of Pakistan Railway Academy Walton in Lahore; passenger facilities development of important railway stations, including Karachi, Hyderabad and Rohri in Sindh province; Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi in Punjab province; Nowshehra and Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The meeting also recommended four projects worth 184 billion rupees to ECNEC for consideration.