Parliamentarians to get 104 family suits by December: CDA


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal has said that the project of constructions of 104 Family Suits for Members of the Parliament would be completed by December 2016.

Giving briefing to the Public Accounts Committee about the delay in construction of Family Suits for Parliamentarians, he told that CDA allocated Rs 2.9 billion for this project and it had to complete till 2013.

The project was delayed because the site for main block was occupied by National Accountability Bureau and Security Forces Departments, he added.

Chairman CDA further stated that the site area being located in red zone was frequently closed and transportation of material was allowed only for a limited time.

Commenting about the Peshawar Morr Interchange project, he said that CDA was making efforts to complete it by March 23, 2016.

He said that CDA the project was proposed in 2010 and the Federal Government had given additional Rs 5 billion for the construction/extension of Kashmir Highway interchange at the time of launching Metro Bus Project.

Answering to a question about the up-gradation of Islamabad roads, Chairman said that CDA would finish it soon and the money being used from the special grant of the Prime Minister and maintenance department of the Civic Body.

He informed that Prime Minister’s Secretariat had issued Rs 5 billion for the extension and construction of Express Highway.

CDA would be spent Rs 1.8 billion for widening and the extension of express highway, he said.

As for as construction of Charah Dam was concerned, Maroof Afzal informed that the completion date as per PC-I was April 2014 but work could be started due to the non-availability of land and manifold increase in the cost of the project.

He said that the project was being executed by the Government of Punjab and CDA only had to transfer the Federal share of funds to them.

Chairman said that efforts were being made to acquire the land for Charah Dam.

Source: APP

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