The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government presented the Federal Budget 2019-20 in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The government allocated Rs 36.821 billion for 42 projects of Finance Division under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).
According to the budgetary document, Rs7,938.772 million have been allocated for 23 ongoing development projects, Rs3,609 million for 14 new schemes and Rs25,273.977 million for five ongoing development project located in merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Among the ongoing schemes, the government allocated Rs1,000 million for construction of Sibbi Rakhni Road via Maiwand (Tall-Kohlu) section Km 24-164 Sibbi, whereas Rs1,000 million have been earmarked for Necessary Facilities of Fresh Water Treatment, Water Supply and Distribution project Gwadar.
The government also allocated Rs1,000 million for Gwadar Development Authority, whereas Rs800 million has been earmarked for Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme.
Under Public sector Development Program (PSDP), the government also allocated Rs500 million for the establishment of Combined Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for Industrial area of Karachi, whereas Rs400 million have been earmarked for construction or upgrading of Dirgi Shabozai (N-70) to Taunsa (N-55) Road, Balochistan.
The government allocated Rs500 million for Khyber Institute of Child Health and Children Hospital Peshawar, whereas Rs400 million has been earmarked for 5 MGD RO Sea Water Desalination Plant at Gwadar (CPEC).
Among the new schemes, the government has allocated Rs800 million for Dualization of Road from GT Road (samma) to Gujrat- Dinda Road (including Gujrat flyover) 30 km, whereas Rs500 million for construction of Road from Sibi-Talli (20 km) and Kohlu- Rakhni (80 Km).
An amount of Rs500 million has been earmarked for improvement and rehabilitation of road from Karappa to Shakardara (35 Km) District Khoat (SKP), whereas Rs350 million have been earmarked for the upgradation and rehabilitation of Lawrencepur- Tarbela Road.
The government has allocated Rs349 million for improvement, widening and rehabilitation of road from Main Hangu Thall Road.
The government allocated Rs24,000 million for merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, whereas Rs400 million have been set aside for widening and improvement of Ghalanai, Mohmand Gatt Road.
An amount of Rs335.177 million has been allocated for construction of Nahqi Tunnel Mohmand Agency and Rs 275 million for Zyara to Dabori Road, Aurakzai