Islamabad, October 02, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar chaired meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) here on Thursday. The meeting discussed and approved the project of the KP Government for Integration of Health Services Delivery with Special Focus on MNCH, LHW, EPI and Nutrition Programme (USAID and DFID Assisted).
The project envisages integration of three devolved vertical health programmes viz. EPI, MNCH, Family Planning and PHC Programme (LHW Programme) and Nutrition Programme for provision of primary health care without duplication of resources. Federal Government shall keep on financing the LHW Programme till 30.6.2015 in accordance with the decision of CCI taken on 28th April 2011.
Any additional demand of funds by the provincial governments shall be examined by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms. Matter of federal financing of LHW Programme beyond 2015 i.e. up to 2017 shall be discussed / decided in the next NFC Award, the meeting was informed.
ECNEC also approved the proposal of the Ministry of Water and Power for establishing a 220 KV Sub Station Chakdra (PC-I) at a total cost of Rs.4397.34 million with FEC of Rs.1916.86 million. The project aims at installation of new 220 KV substation at Chakdara along with its allied transmission lines to meet growing power demand of areas including Dir, Malkand, Mardan, Swat and Dargai under the jurisdiction of PESCO.
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