Islamabad - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal chaired a meeting held to review the progress of ongoing development projects here at CDA Headquarter on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail, Member Finance Arbab Sher Bahadar, Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Member Planning and Design Waseem Ahmed Khan and other senior officers of the authority.

During the meeting, progress of the projects under the annual development programme of current fiscal year, especially progress of the projects being executed under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP), was reviewed.

During the current fiscal year 2014-15, Rs 1,944 million have been allocated to CDA under PSDP. These projects include the construction of additional 3rd and 4th lane at Kashmir Highway from Peshawar Morr to Golra Morr, construction of Charah Dam, installation of security equipment and fire alarm system at cabinet block building, security arrangements at Parliament House building, construction and up-gradation of mosque at Pak Secretariat, construction of second hanger at Islamabad Heliport, strengthening of security arrangements at Parliament Lodges, construction of security wall outside the existing wall of Islamabad Heliport, construction of admin block in front of gate number 5 of Parliament House, up-gradation and renovation of public address simultaneous interpretation and automatic vote casting system which is installed in the Senate Hall at parliament building, rehabilitation and replacement of thirty-two lifts at Pak Secretariat building, construction of 16 Cat-IV flats for AGPR in sector G-9/2, construction of residential accommodation for police at Aiwan-e-Sadar and construction of 104 family suites in Islamabad. He also sought regular progress reports on these projects from the concerned project directors.

Maroof Afzal directed the concerned formations to utilise all available resources for timely completion of these public welfare projects. He directed the officers of the authority to utilise their technical capabilities so that quality of work could be ensured. He directed the member engineering to personally monitor these projects so that quality and timely completion of these projects could be ensured and no laxity in this regard would be tolerated. During the meeting progress of the other ongoing projects was also reviewed and strategy for their early completion was formulated.

The chairman CDA was apprised that in addition to the ongoing projects, new mega projects are also being envisaged and work on these new projects will commence soon to provide state of the art facilities to the residents and generate economic and business opportunities in the Capital city.