Students of 10th PPG course visited CDA Headquarters
Islamabad January 27, 2015 Capital Development Authority (CDA) has revived the development work on stalled residential sectors which remained ignored for many years and is also planning to launch new residential sectors to cater the growing housing needs in the Federal Capital.
Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed said this addressing to the under training officers of 10th Public Policy and Governance Course, who visited CDA Headquarters here on Tuesday.
Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed while briefing about the areas and scope of responsibilities of CDA said that the development of the Federal capital is among the prime responsibilities of the Authority and CDA is committed to provide basic amenities of life to residents of Islamabad as well as development on modern lines and to make it more beautiful city. CDA is utilizing its all available resources for this purpose. He said that from last year CDA started development work on those sectors which remained ignored during the previous regimes. He said that ignorance to these sectors not only caused the shortage in housing units but also a main cause of price hike in real estate.
He informed that under the leadership of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, CDA has not only initiated the left over development work of sector D-12 but also started the development work on its unique Park Enclave housing scheme. The contract for development of Park Enclave Housing Scheme has been awarded and this project would be completed with the amount of Rs. 1.24 billion. He further informed that for development of sector I-15, an advertisement for pre-qualification of firms have been floated in the press and development work would be started soon after the selection of firms. This sector was also launched for low income citizens but development work could not be started during the previous years.
Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed further informed the delegation that construction work on Kashmir Highway project was also held up which has not only been completed in record time under reduced cost and the funds saved in this regard would be utilized for construction of under passes and over head bridges on Kashmir Highway. Moreover, plantation of olive trees and fascinating landscaping are also being carried out along the Kashmir Highway. He further said that construction of first ever Citizens Facilitation Centre in Islamabad has been started where residents of the Islamabad will be provided all public service facilities under one roof.
Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed said that to address the long standing issue of parking places in Islamabad, CDA administration has planned to construct under ground parking plazas in different sectors of Federal capital and in its first phase construction work on two under ground parking plazas in Markaz F-7 has been started. He informed that on the directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, effective steps has been taken to ensure financial discipline in the Authority due to which remarkable reduction in non development expenditures has been noted and in order to increase the revenue sources new corridors are also being explored. Due to these steps CDA is heading towards financial stability as compared to previous years, he added.
He further informed the participants of the delegation that in order to provide more housing facilities and flourish business activities in Islamabad, CDA also hold auction of the plots which help provide
the opportunity to desirous of living and establishing their business in Islamabad. Amer Ali Ahmed, informed the participants that CDA is also planning to launch important and mega projects which would be launched soon after assessing the expenditures and completion of other codel formalities.
On this occasion Director Estate Management, Muhammad Ali gave a detailed presentation to the participants about Estate Wing of CDA.
Delegation showed keen interest in the briefing and asked questions about authority’s hierarchy and different development projects. | Read more