ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Development Working Party (IDWP) here on Monday approved 16 development projects for ICT including provision of video conferencing facilities for the district courts and in this regard the local administration would move a summary to the Secretary Planning and Development Division for a final approval of al these schemes.
The projects also include the raising of boundary wall around Diplomatic Enclave with estimated cost of Rs 40.819 million. Islamabad Working Development Party that met under the chair of Chief Commissioner Islamabad Tariq Mahmood Pirzada.
A spokesman of the local administration informed that all the schemes approved by the meeting would remain subject to the final approval of the Secretary, Planning and Development Division.
The rationalisation of costs of these schemes would remain a subject for the final approval of Planning and Development Division and the heads of the concerned departments would rationalise the cost of these schemes in consultation with the Division, he added.
The development projects approved by the IDWP are related to the uplift of rural areas of Islamabad, up-gradation of water supply schemes, pavements of streets, construction of rural roads, construction of boundary wall for the model jail in Sector, H-16, Islamabad and revamping of Islamabad Sports Board.
The projects also include prevention and control of communicable diseases and establishment of seasonal pollen allergy camps, provision of video conferencing facilities for the District and Sessions Divisions (East and West) Islamabad, establishment of court rooms and providing furniture and allied facilities for Session Division and Civil District (East), improvements in the civil defence department, construction of boundary wall of Diplomatic Enclave and construction of residential flats for Islamabad Police in Sector, G-8/4 Islamabad.
Addressing the participants, Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada said that ICT Administration was giving top priority to the uplift of rural areas of the capital and new development projects were being launched to raise the living standard of the people and providing them requisite facilities. He said that development projects for other related departments were also being launched to provide the requisite facilities to the departments.
After thorough consideration and discussing the details of PC-1 of the development projects, the meeting of IDWP gave the approval of project establishment of court rooms and provision of furniture and other allied facilities for the Session Division and Civil District East, Islamabad, subject to rationalization of estimated cost Rs 58.798 million. It was decided that Planning and Development Division would be requested to recommend the Finance Division for approval of funds to complete the project expeditiously. The meeting was informed that 14 courtrooms were about to complete by June 30 and 24 additional courtrooms would also be established for the judicial officers.
The meeting also approved the project of the provision of video conferencing facilities for District and Session Division East and West, Islamabad with the approximate cost of Rs 15.642 million for each project.. However, it was decided to rationalize the cost of project and seeking approval from Planning and Development Division and Finance Division.
The meeting also approved the construction of boundary wall around the premises of Model Jail in Sector H-16, Islamabad with estimated cost of Rs. 23.834 million.
The construction of road from Toheedabad to new Mangial, rehabilitation, as well as improvement of road from Bhara Kahu to new Subban was also approved with the estimated cost Rs 45.054 million, rehabilitation of Sara-e-Kharbuza road with estimated cost Rs. 44.748 million, construction of farm road Tumair with a cost of Rs. 17.850 million, rehabilitation of Jori Rajgan and Sungrial Bhadana Kalan road with estimated cost Rs. 34.574 million, up-gradation of water supply scheme Khana (revised) estimated cost Rs. 33.235 million were also approved by IDWP.
IDWP approved the construction of road up to mosque Hamdani Town as well as street pavements of Ali Pur costing Rs. 51.241 million, street pavements at Seri Saral, Pind Sangrial and Mera Badia Rusmat Khan estimated cost Rs. 46.183 million, revamping of Islamabad Sports Board for promotion of sports with estimated cost Rs. 50. 357 million.
The meeting also approved the development of Civil Defence Department in ICT subject to rationalization of cost. The meeting also approved in the principal the prevention and control of communicable diseases and establishment of seasonal pollen allergy camps with estimated cost Rs. 58.483 million subject to rationalization of cost of the project. It was decided that the Health Department should ensure that the project was not overlapping with CADD project.
The meeting also discussed the construction of residential flats (total 08- category- III) for police with estimated cost Rs. 41.522 million in Sector G-8/4 and residential flats for police (total 16- Category- IV) with estimated cost Rs. 59.982 million and it was decided that these schemes would be submitted to CDWP for approval and subject to issuance of policy decision by the Planning and Development Division. The meeting also considered the project of improvement of mother and child healthcare services at the three rural health centers and 14 BHUs in rural areas with SAARC development fund. It was decided that the summary of this project would be forwarded to the CDWP for approval.
DIG, Police (Security Division) Chiefs of PP&H, DAD and Health of Planning and Development Division, Deputy Financial Adviser Ministry of Interior, Director Development/ Finance ICT, SSP (Headquarters) Police Lines, Director Regional Planning CDA, Director E & M development CDA, Director Roads CDA and officials of ICT administration attended the meting.