Islamabad: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved two development projects worth PKR 3.9 billion for Gilgit Baltistan and Dera Ghazi Khan, a news source reported. This decision was made during a meeting between the CDWP and senior officials of the provincial and federal governments on Wednesday. The session was chaired by the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.
The first project to be granted approval was worth PKR 992 million and belonged to the energy sector, namely “Detailed exploration of uranium resources in Dera Ghazi Khan, Phase I-X”. The aim of this scheme is to locate fuel for energy production within the country, and to simultaneously help in the socioeconomic uplift of the tribal areas in Dera Ghazi Khan.
The second project approved by the CDWP was from the health sector and was worth PKR 2.9995 billion. It involves establishing a 250-bed hospital in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan. The hospital will cater to the 0.6 million population of the four districts in the Baltistan region, excluding tourists.