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CPEC projects: Only 3.84 percent of budgeted amount released so far

 NAVEED BUTT  MAR 10TH, 2019  ISLAMABAD

The Khan administration has released only 3.84 percent of the budgeted amount for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects for the current year so far, according to the data released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. The CPEC was budgeted to receive a total of Rs 64.7 billion for 24 projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19 but so far it has received only Rs 2.49 billion with no disbursement for 5 projects.

The Khan administration has disbursed Rs 500 million for construction of KKH Phase-II Havelian-Thakot (118.057 KM) Road, out of the budgeted allocation of Rs 19.5 billion. An amount of Rs 600 million has been released for Land Acquisition and Resettlement Islamabad-Raikot Section (Phase-I), Havelian-Thakot (120.12 km), out of Rs 1.5 billion budgeted allocation.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has released Rs 4 million for improvement and widening of Chitral-Booni-Mastuj-Shandur (CPEC) projects out of Rs 10 million budgeted allocation, Rs 15.495 million for construction / black topping of access road from Makran Coastal Highway to New Gwadar International Airport (CPEC) against Rs 22.15 million budgeted allocation for the current fiscal year.

A total of Rs 400 million have been released for necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution Gwadar (CPEC) out of Rs 1.2 billion budgeted allocation and Rs 60 million for 5-MGD RO seawater desalination plant at Gwadar (CPEC) out of Rs 150 million budgeted allocation.

The federal government has released entire amount of Rs 250 million for strengthening of core network & expansion of PERN footprints through CPEC Optical Fiber (PERNIII) - HEC and Rs 83.6 million for construction of offices for Intelligence Bureau along with CPEC out of Rs 209 million budgeted allocation.

The ministry has released a total of Rs 140 million for expansion and up-gradation of NGMS (3G/4G) services and seamless coverage along KKH (in support of CPEC) in Gilgit-Baltistan out of Rs 200 million budgeted allocation and Rs 140 million for construction of Eastbay Expressway (CPEC) Road against Rs 6.035 billion budgeted allocation. An amount of Rs 8.58 million has been released for establishment of CPEC Support Unit (CSU) for projects and activities in GPA out of Rs 13.5 million budgeted allocation for the financial year 2018-19.

The government has released Rs 117.6 million out of Rs 194 million for feasibility study for construction of break water (CPEC), Rs 45 million for Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute at Gwadar (CPEC) out of Rs 625.58 million budgeted allocation and Rs 20.342 million for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Support Project (CPECSP) at Ministry of Railways out of Rs 50 million.

A total of Rs 27.32 million have been released for comprehensive feasibility study for up-gradation/rehabilitation of Mainline (ML-I) and New Dry Port at Havelian (Buldher), district Haripur, under the CPEC out of Rs 39 million budgeted allocation and Rs 4.27 million for PC-II design consultancy services for: a) MCC Gilgit; b) Directorate of CPEC Transit Trade; c) E-Facilitation Centre Sust; d) Transit Accommodation Sust; e) barracks for customs sepoys at Sust; f) and customs forensic laboratory Sust against Rs 6.1 million budgeted allocation.

The government has released a total of Rs 17.1 million for purchase of land for establishing Directorate of Transit Trade at Gilgit for CPEC trade facilitation out of Rs 28.5 million budgeted allocation and Rs 6 million for construction of office for zonal office (IR) at Mansehra out of Rs 30 million budgeted allocation. A amount of Rs 50 million has been released for establishment of Project Management Unit (PMU) on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Industrial Cooperation Development Project (CPEC-ICDP) out of Rs 125 million budgeted allocation.

The Khan administration did not release funds for; (i) Karachi-Lahore Motorway (Land Acquisition) (CPEC) Sukkur-Hyderabad, (ii) Gwadar Smart Environmental and Sanitation System and Landfill (CPEC), (iii) Pak-China Year of Friendly Exchanges Programme (CPEC), (iv) Up-gradation of Pakistan Railway's existing Mainline-1 (ML-I) and establishment of Dry port near Havelian (2018-22) Phase-1 and, (v) CPEC and other initiatives project.

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