The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet has approved Rs. 684 million under Technical Grant for the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for the FY 2021-22. This grant will be provided by the Ministry of Economic Affairs by mobilizing advances from its resources.
The amount will be provided to NADRA as a mobilization advance for the development of the Somali National Identification System (SNDIS). Initially, NADRA had signed a three-year contract with the Somali government for the development of the system. The payment schedule issued by NADRA for the project is almost Rs. 1.8 billion ($10,300,896.00). However, NADRA requires an advance payment of Rs. 648 million to implement the project according to the schedule.
The committee also approved Rs. 200 million under TSG to the Ministry of Housing and Works (MoHW) for the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). In addition, ECC also approved Rs. 20 million for the ministry for the execution of development schemes in Sindh province under SAP.