Govt releases Rs 140.5bn from developmental budget 2012-13

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has released Rs 140.5 billion by March 22, 2013 against the total annual allocation of Rs 360 billion under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of 2012-13.

The total PSDP Rs 140.5 billion released under developmental budget is further classified as Rs 74.8 billion for infrastructure sector, Rs 61 billion for social sector, Rs 1.9 billion for other sectors and Rs 2.8 billion for Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority. These releases are made for 1,113 various national importance developmental projects.
Total size of the federal PSDP 2012-13 is Rs 360 billion including Rs 100 billion as foreign exchange component (FEC) and Rs 27 billion as special programme. The releases against special programmes are being made by cabinet and finance divisions. The foreign aid disbursement amount is received in the Economic Affairs Division. Therefore, the above releases are against Rs 233 billion (Rs 360 billion, Rs 100 billion and Rs 27 billion), and the Planning and Development Division released funds (Rs 140.6 billion) against this amount (Rs 233 billion).

The rupee component of power sector projects is arranged by Water and Power Development Authority from its own resources. Therefore, the rupee component of power sector projects is not part of budget and not released by Planning and Development Division except for a few projects.
Releases for some of the important projects are; National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Healthcare Rs 7.602 billion, Population Welfare Programme Punjab (2010-15) Rs 1.116 billion, Population Welfare Programme Sindh (2010-15) Rs 620 million, National Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Programme (MNCH) (UK) Rs 786 million, Safety Analysis Centre (SAC) to provide Regulatory Support and for Indigenisation of NPP in Pakistan Rs 50.712 million, Establishment of National Dosimetry and Protection Level Calibration Laboratory (PNRA) Rs 42.272 million, Enhancement in Exhibition Halls and Additional Technology Works (Expo Center Lahore Phase - II) Rs 200 million, 2 x 50 megawatts (MW) Power Plant from Syngas (IGCC - 2009) Tharparkar Rs 900 million.

Out of the block allocation of Rs 9.547 billion for Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the government released Rs 6.205 billion by March 22. Establishment of New Campus of Jalozai Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Rs 645 million, Gilgit-Baltistan (Block Allocation) Rs 2.716 billion, Federal Programme under Access to Justice Programme, Islamabad Rs 722 million, Procurement of 150 DE Locos Rs 200 million, Procurement/Manufacture of 202 New Design Passenger Carriages (Revised) (China) Rs 654.015 million, Replacement of Old and Obsolete Signal Gear from Lodhran Khanewal -Shahdara Bagh Mainline Section of PR (IBD) Rs 1.230 billion, Rehabilitation of Railways Assets Damaged during Riots of December 27 to 28, 2007 Rs 600 million, Rehabilitation of 27 number (HGMU - 30) Diesel Electric Locomotives (Revised PC-I) Rs 938 million, Rehabilitation, Upgradation and Conversion of 400 Coaches Rs 116.975 million, Replacement of Three Brake Down/Rescue Cranes and Procurement of 5 Sets Relief Train Equipment Rs 550 million, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Rs 10.040 billion.

Raising of Mangla Dam including Resettlement Rs 3.850 billion, Extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain from Sehwan to Sea, (RBOD-II), Dadu and Thatta District of Sindh Rs 960 million, Revamping/Rehabilitation of Irrigation and Drainage System of Sindh Rs 980 million, Construction of Small Storage Dams, Delay Action Dams, Retention Weirs and ISSO Barriers in Sindh Rs 833 million, Rehabilitation of Irrigation System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 280 million, Makhi Farash Link Canal Project (Chotiari Phase-II), Sindh Rs 400 million and Construction of Fall Structure on Nara Canal, Resection of Rato Canal RD 0-72, Strengthening of Jamro Canal, Sindh Rs 385.400 million.
The government released Rs 7.112 billion for Chashma Nuclear Power Project (C3 and C4) (China). The government released Rs 3.114 billion for Construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam Project Land Acquisition, which will generate 4,500 MW power on completion.

M-4 Motorway, 57 Km Package-IV) (IDB) (Including Rs 1 billion for LA) (LCD: January 2016) Rs 1.242 billion, and Dualisation of Mandra to Chakwal Road (64 kms) Rs 2.100 billion released by March 22. For execution of 33 Miscellaneous Development Schemes in NA-51 in various union councils of Gujjar Khan, the government released Rs 1.650 billion.

Courtesy: Daily Times

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