Islamabad Development News :CDA to spend Rs 257 million on development of Ankara Park

Islamabad Development News :CDA to spend Rs 257 million on development of Ankara Park

Capital Development Authority (CDA) would spend Rs. 257 million on development of Ankra Park on the Club Road and is pursuing a comprehensive and integrated programme or the upgradation and provision of quality entertainment facilities in the other parks of the city as part of its efforts for improvement environment of the Federal Capital.

This was stated by Chairman CDA, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal while apprising the Chairman, Prime Minister Task Force on Islamabad, Faisal Sakhi Butt during visit of Ankara Park to inspect the development work being carried out by the Authority. Members of the Task Force, Member Environment, CDA Mian Waheed Uddin and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

Chairman CDA said that the ongoing developments in the parks are being completed on priority basis and missing facilities, especially in the small parks are being provided. The facilities underdevelopment would soon be opened for the public to add colours to the beauty of the Federal Capital and provide quality entertainment infrastructure to the residents.

Chairman Prime Minister Task Force on Islamabad, Faisal Sakhi Butt said that government is fully committed to make Islamabad a model metropolitan of the world and all out support would be extended to CDA for conserving the green character of the city improving its environment and providing quality entertainment facilities in different areas of the city. Chairman CDA apprised the task force that PC-I for the development and upgradation of the Ankara Park has been completed and work would soon commence on the improvement of different facilities in the park. It would be equipped with the beautiful and state-of-the-art dancing fountain to provide unprecedented entertainment to the residents and the people visiting Islamabad from within the country and abroad. He said that the upgradation include establishment of story gardens, soft landscaping and spacious parking facility. He also apprised the chairman of the task force that 90 % of the development work in the Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park has been completed and efforts have been geared up to complete the remaining work so that the residents could avail the facilities being developed for their entertainment. He said that the Authority has already directed for early completion of the ongoing development work in the Lake View Park including the entertainment hub and water sports facility.

Chairman Prime Minister Task Force, Faisal Sakhi Butt asked CDA to restore the natural and charismatic beauty of the natural streams and nullahas flowing through the Federal Capital. He said that these natural streams and ravines were once the hallmark of Islamabad but with the passage of time these have badly been polluted. He said that different households and katchi abadis constructed along these ravines and natural streams channeled their sewage into these nullas, which further deteriorated the situation. He called upon the CDA to come up with some solid project for cleaning of these nullahas and restoring their nostalgic beauty. Chairman CDA immediately directed the concerned formations of the Authority to appoint an independent Project Director and actively pursue different measures being taken in this regard. The task force assured CDA to take up the matter with different organization from its platform to materialize the poject.
Chairman Prime Minister Task Force, Faisal Sakhi Butt that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has directed for development of entertainment facilities on modern line, as per international standards with the assurance of all the precautionary safety measure and environmental friendly initiatives to provide quality entertainment to the people visiting Islamabad as the Federal Capital is the face of the country. He said that all the illegal connections of the sewage being channeled into the natural streams should be plugged and the process of upgradation of these streams and that of the imposing fines for illegal connections should be proceeded simultaneously. He said that the park in the G and I Series Sectors should be provided all the missing facilities to make them at par with the entertainment facilities in posh areas of the city.

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Islamabad Property News: Sakhi directs for time frame to develop Sector I-15

Islamabad Property News: Sakhi directs for time frame to develop Sector I-15

Islamabad—Chairman Prime Minister Task Force on Islamabad, Faisal Sakhi Butt in a recent meeting directed Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit a workable solution and a time frame for the development of sector I-15 to overcome shortage of housing units in the federal capital.

The project of development of I-15 sector, which include 5 or 6 Marla plot flats, was announced the year 2005 which also included construction of 8000 flats for the low income groups. The amount of Rs 1.4 million per flat was fixed at the time of the announcement of this project but when it was realize before start of this project that the amount was too low to complete it so the authority dropped the idea to work on it.

Around 8,000 allottees submitted the amount for flats to CDA among which the authority returned the amount to 2700 allottees.

The Chairman Prime Ministers’ Task Force Faisal Sakhi Butt said the government is committed to provide affordable housing to the people especially those of the low income class.

He said that Prime Minister has given special directions for development of low income housing schemes.

“The development of the stalled sectors is a chronic issue which has multi dimensional implications not only for future development of Islamabad but on the very existence of the CDA in the light of the grooming competition among Real Estate Developers in and around Islamabad.”

The plight and miseries of the affected people and those of the allotees of the stalled sectors must end now as it is their third generation waiting for the compensation on account of the land acquisition and the dream houses”;

Butt said adding that the development of the stalled sector must be initiated with out any further delay.

The allied road infrastructure consisting of the other link roads to these sectors should immediately be constructed.

The opening of the residential units and new commercial centers would help discourage the trend of non conforming use of the residential buildings in the developed sectors. CDA chairman, in its board meeting, has directed the concerned formation of the authority to expedite work on this sector and submit report to PM Taskforce in a fortnight period.