CDWP likely to okay 57 projects for Balochistan

ISLAMABAD:The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) is likely to approve about five dozen development projects worth billions of rupees with special focus on the development of Balochistan province for which 26 development schemes would be given approval.The meeting of CDWP is scheduled to be held here on Friday (today). Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq and Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani will jointly chair the meeting. “The CDWP meeting would focus on various projects of Balochistan to help immediate development of the province for the welfare of its people,” official sources told APP here.The sources added that out of the 26 development projects for Balochistan, the CDWP is likely to approve three projects in food and agriculture sector, two in health, six in industries and commerce, ten in transportation, five in water resources, three in physical planning and housing, one in environment and two projects in Higher Education Commission for the province.The sources added that some of the projects would be approved for Balochistan on Friday included provision of fisheries infrastructure on Balochistan coast, poverty alleviation through enhancement of agriculture productivity (Progressive replacement of 100 bulldozers for land development work in Balochistan), construction of 50-bed hospital at Pasni including cost of medical equipment, operationalization of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Federal Hospital (SKBZFH) Quetta, Bostan industrial estate Bostan Phase-I, Expansion/improvement of industrial estate, Dera Murad Jamali, construction of Expressway on East bay of Gawadar and establishment of Castor oil solvent extraction plant with refinery to convert the commercial grade castor oil to BSS grade at Uthal district Lasbela, construction of delay action dam in Balochistan and provision of ground water for development of industrial sector in the province – Nation