The government has proposed around Rs 150 billion for executing much hoped projects under $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the next Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2016-17 including construction of western route from Bhuran to Di Khan with allocation of Rs 25 billion.
According to presentation given to annual plan coordination committee (APCC) held on Friday for approving Rs 1,165 billion development outlays for federal and provincial governments, the participants were informed that the government proposed Rs 25.108 billion for construction of Burhan-Hakla on M-1 to DI Khan motorway under CPEC initiative out of total estimated cost of Rs 124 billion.
When contacted one top official said that some adjustments were made in CPEC related allocations which would be finalized after upcoming NEC meeting going to be held under chairmanship of PM Nawaz Sharif before unveiling next budget.
For land acquisition, affected properties compensation for construction of Burhan-Hakla to DI Khan Motorway, the government proposed allocation of Rs 1.959 billion in the PSDP for 2016-17 out of total estimated cost of Rs 11.793 billion.
The government decided proposed allocation of Rs 5 billion for Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Section (200 KM) of Gawadar-Ratodero Road (892 KM) M-8 against total estimated cost of Rs 23.160 billion.
The government allocated Rs 3 billion for widening and improvement of N-85, Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab Road (459 KM) against total estimated cost of Rs 22 billion. The government allocated Rs 6.630 billion for Zhob Mughal Kot 81 KM N-50 in upcoming PSDP for 2016-17 against estimates cost of Rs 9.1 billion.
For rehabilitation of DI Khan-Mughal Kot 50 KM Section N-50 (FERP Phase-II), the government made allocation of Rs 1.150 billion in the coming budget against estimated cost of Rs 4.02 billion.
For northern alignment, the government proposed allocation of Rs 5.561 billion for construction of Burhan-Havelian Expressway (E-35) 59.1 KM against total estimated cost of Rs 39.4 billion.
The government proposed allocation of Rs 14 billion for Thakot to Havelian 120 KM (construction) (Phase-I) (CPEC) against total estimated cost of Rs 136.6 billion. For land acquisition for Thakot to Havelian 120 KM (Land) (Phase-I) (CPEC), the government proposed allocation of Rs 1.858 billion.
For Gawadar projects under CPEC, the government proposed allocation of Rs 4.7 billion for construction of Eastbay Expressway in the upcoming budget against total estimated cost of Rs 14.062 billion.
The government proposed allocation of Rs 1.5 billion for New Gawadar International Airport in the upcoming budget against total cost of Rs 22.9 billion. The government proposed Rs 300 million each for capital dredging of berthing areas & channel for additional terminal (CPEC) and feasibility study for construction of Break Waters (CPEC).
The government proposed allocation of Rs 1.5 billion for necessary facilities for fresh water treatment, water supply & distribution at Gawadar against total estimated cost of Rs 11.3 billion.
For Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute at Gawadar under CPEC, the proposed allocation stands at Rs 250 million for next PSDP against total estimated cost of Rs 984 million.
The government also proposed allocation of Rs 100 million for construction of Black Toping of Access Road from Makran Costal Highway to New Gawadar International airport, Rs 250 million for Infrastructure Development for EPZA and GIEDA, Gawadar (CPEC), Rs 150 million for 132 KV Sub Stations at Deep Sea Port Gawadar (QESCO), Rs 5 million for 132 KV Sub Stations at Down Town Gawadar (CPEC) and Rs 20 million for Pre-Feasibility-Installation of 300 MW Coal Fired Power Plant at Gawadar (CPEC).
For Railways projects, the government proposed allocation of Rs 125 million for (i) PC-II for Feasibilty Study to Connect Gawadar with Karachi, (ii) Gawadar to Jacobabad via Besima under CPEC, Rs 300 million for Rehabilitation/Up-gradation of ML-I including Acquisition of Land for New Dry Port at Baldhair, District Haripur, Ras 1.168 billion for doubling/improvement of existing track from Port Qasim to Bin Qasim Station (CPEC) and Rs 166 million for feasibility studies for Upgradation of Existing Main Line-II (ML-II) from Havelian to Jacobabad via Bhakkar, Kundian, Daud Khail, Basal, Taxila in connection with CPEC.