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Muhammad Anis
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday held balloting of 613 residential plots of the Park Enclave housing scheme, where the development work is yet to kick off despite the fact that the project was launched one year back.

 

CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal conducted the balloting of the Park Enclave plots by pushing the key of computer here at CDA Headquarters on Tuesday. On this occasion Members of the CDA Board, journalists and a large numbers of allottees of Park Enclave were also present.

 

The authority so far had not awarded contract of the civil work at the Park Enclave. However, a boundary wall is being raised around the land falling in the sector.

 

CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal while addressing the ceremony claimed that development work in the Park Enclave would be completed at the earliest as per our commitment.

 

He said that Park Enclave is the only environmental-friendly model housing scheme in the heart of the Islamabad — the Green City where the allottees of plots would be able to construct their housing units benefiting the natural environment.

 

He said that work on security wall around Park Enclave is underway, adding that the remaining development work would be completed soon. He asked the allottees of plots to pay the instalments of their respective plots as per schedule enabling CDA to complete uninterrupted development work on the housing project. He said that CDA holds complete possession of the Park Enclave.

 

The CDA chairman said that development work on mega projects including Margalla Avenue, 11th Avenue and Park Enclave is in full swing while work on supply of water from Ghazi Barotha water channel to the twin cities and operation of modern bus service would commence very soon.

 

Meanwhile, the CDA chairman inaugurated replacement of old water pumps with the modern ones here at Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park here along with the Country Director USAID, Jonathan Conly.

 

On this occasion he said the CDA with the cooperation of USAID started replacing all the outdated water pumps with the modern ones to provide uninterrupted water supply to the residents of the federal capital.

 

He said that currently 132 out of 187 tubewell pumps are functioning and rest of the 55 water pumps are technically out of order. The working capacity of the functioning ones is less than 30 per cent and costing huge electricity bills to CDA. He said that the new modern water pumps would save approximately 2 MW electricity to the national grid which is sufficient for 4500 households, adding that modern water pumps would supply water to the residents without any interruption to the residents.

 

Engineer Farkhand Iqbal said that CDA would install 110 MW power plant to make Islamabad loadshedding free city. He said that provision of best civic facilities to the residents of the city is our goal, adding that CDA is working on several projects of civic amenities including rapid bus transit project and extension of railway track from Sector I-9 to 9th Avenue.

 

USAID Country Director, Jonathan Conly appreciated CDA for being a pioneer promoting energy efficiency in the public sector.