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Capital Development Authority to spend Rs. 257 million on development of Ankra Park

Islamabad: 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 up gradation 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 up gradation 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 up gradation 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 channelled their sewage into these nulls, 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 project.

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 channelled into the natural streams should be plugged and the process of up gradation 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.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 2614
Email: getreply@cda.gov.pk

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