Pakistan government clears three CPEC projects

The CDWP has already cleared the USD 8 billion ML-I Peshawar-Karachi main rail link.

By: ANI | Islamabad | Updated: December 24, 2016 3:55 pm
Pakistan, Pakistan government, nawaz sharif, CPEC, CPEC projects, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, china, pakistan, india china, china pakistan, pakistan india, world news The CDWP has a mandate to approve up to Rs.3 billion worth of projects.

The Pakistan government has cleared three infrastructure projects along the western and eastern routes of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project at a cost of Rs.109 billion. By doing so, Islamabad has fulfilled the last formality for Pakistan’s inclusion into CPEC, reports the Express Tribune. The schemes were cleared by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) so that they could be placed before the Joint Cooperation Committee meeting (JCC) – the body mandated to add or delete any project in CPEC. The JCC meetings will take place in Beijing next week.

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Overall, the JCC would approve the addition of four projects in the CPEC framework. The CDWP has already cleared the USD 8 billion ML-I Peshawar-Karachi main rail link. The three significant projects are related to areas situated around the CPEC alignment, which will enhance mobility and ensure socio-economic development, according to a handout issued by the Planning Ministry after the CDWP meeting.

The CDWP also approved the construction of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) office along with CPEC at a cost of Rs.482 million aimed at improving surveillance along CPEC. Overall, the CDWP on Friday approved 14 projects worth Rs.139.5 billion, including five projects costing Rs.131 billion, which were referred to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) for final approval.

The CDWP has a mandate to approve up to Rs.3 billion worth of projects.

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    Lalita
    Dec 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm
    Every country on this earth has a full right to modernization, we cannot live filthy life for the w life.
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    Sultan Mahmood
    Dec 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    My worry is about stan's enamies implanting ideas for ordinary people to fall pray to evil modernisation? when people become advance and successful the societies become prone to self distructive deeds, and forget Lord Almighty Allah and the Quran teachings.
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    TheDark Nite
    Dec 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    stan is doing with Chinese and Russian aid. India is barking as the Chinese media says. No positive development at home so it's angrily lashing out at CPEC.
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