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CDA has allocated 44% budget for various projects: chairman

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal said that the civic body has allocated 44 percent of its total budget for development of new sectors as well as to complete the infrastructure development and left over work in stalled sectors to overcome the shortage of housing units in the city.CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal said this on the eve of his visit to the Sector I12 along with the Administration and Estate Member, Amer Ali Ahmed, officers of the CDA’s Engineering Wing and other concerned formations of the authority.He said that during the budget of current fiscal year 2014-15, priority has been given to complete the development works in stalled sectors where development work is pending since many years. Similarly, he said that during the current fiscal year, we have allocated the funds not only for mega projects, but also for repair, maintenance and up-gradation of existing infrastructure. This time, the authority has presented development-oriented budget where focus prevails on public welfare projects and schemes. The chairman said that the development of the Sector I12 is in the list of our priority projects and would be completed at the earnest.He directed the engineering wing to start the development work in the I12 immediately. The civic body will construct all roads in this sector with its own available resources. He said that initially Rs. 200 million has been allocated for the development of this sector, however, he added that more funds would be provided, if needed, to ensure complete the development of this sector in short span of the time.Administration and estate member briefed the chairman about the plan of development work to be started in the Sector I12. The chairman directed the engineering wing to start development work in the I12 immediately. He apprised the chairman that fencing of the Sector I12 would commence with the development activities to protect the land from the encroachers. Directions to the Enforcement Directorate have also been issued to keep the Sector I12 free from encroachments and to ensure effective monitoring of the land. He also ensured that special teams of the enforcement directorate would monitor the land in the Sector I12 on daily basis to discourage the encroachers.Administration and estate member said that under a comprehensive plan, teams of land survey in collaboration with the estate wing have completed the survey of Sector I12, adding that the sector has been handed over to the engineering wing for the construction of roads.The CDA chairman has directed the engineering wing to move the heavy machinery of MPO Directorate for construction of roads in Sector I12 from the next week, so that the earthwork initiate. The concerned formations assured the chairman that the earthwork would formally be initiated during the next week. He was further informed that in the first phase, construction work on the Service Road (West) would be started in the Sector I12 and the chairman directed to start the construction work on major roads, connecting roads and internal roads after completion of Service Road (West) to meet the residential necessities of the people. He said that sufficient funds are available for development of the city. He added that the engineering wing must ensure timely completion of development projects with quality.

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