On Monday, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) decided to construct 4,400 low-cost residential units for the federal capital’s impoverished people. Amer Ali Ahmed, the CDA’s Chairman, chaired the organization’s newly-formed board’s first meeting at its headquarters. 

The board agreed to build three roads through the Ministry of Defence’s Frontier Works Organization (FWO) or the National Logistics Cell (NLC), as well as standardize daily salaries and contract workers who are eligible based on the High Court’s decision. 

The CDA has decided to build rental houses in Alipur Farash, which will be given to the homeless citizens and shantytowns, as well as recipients of the Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA). After the federal cabinet gives its approval, it will build Margalla Avenue, IJP Road, and the proposed 10th Avenue. Furthermore, in cooperation with the Islamabad Police, it will establish the first-ever Metropolitan Police to assist people and visitors. 

The board also initiated the long-awaited execution of the Ghazi-Brotha Project, which had been announced in 2008 under the Engineering Procurement Construction Program. The project, which is still in the planning stages, aims to deliver 200 million gallons of water per day from the Tarbela Dam to Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The participants agreed to open the F-9 Park’s already-built green restaurant, as well as two café shops and kiosks. 

Executive members and four private/non-executive members, including renowned architect Nayyar Ali Dada, attended the meeting. 

By Sumbul Jawad

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