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CDA Park Enclave project to be completed in 18 months

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi has said that the civic body’s Park Enclave project is progressing smoothly and it will be completed in 18 months in accordance with its schedule.

The launch of the first-ever housing project by the CDA in Zone IV Islamabad of the federal capital was formally announced by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on July 5, 2011, at a function to inaugurate the Zero Point Interchange.

“The Park Enclave is an important project for us (CDA) as the credibility of the civic authority depends on its timely completion. It will give a big boost to the confidence of public in the capabilities of the CDA,” the CDA chairman said while talking to ‘The News’.

He said that the contract for work on the project is being awarded on design & build basis, which, he said, would help expedite work as the contractors will be working in accordance with their own plans and will not be required to wait for another party to complete their part of the project and then they may start beyond that.

To a question that there were allegations about the pressure on the CDA from the ‘top level’ to include a certain construction company in the bidding process, the CDA chairman denied all such rumours as ‘baseless’ and ‘unfounded’.

“The whole process is fair and transparent. A total of 24 well-reputed firms applied for award of work contract on the CDA’s Park Enclave project. Out of these 24, only four (4) were short-listed in a fair and transparent manner. Instead of getting involved in the scrutiny and short-listing process, we (the CDA) hired country’s leading engineering company, Nespak, for the process of scrutiny of all these firms which applied. And it was the Nespak, which short-listed the four leading construction firms without any interference from our side,” he added.

About the delay in allotment of plot numbers to the successful allottees of plots in the Park Enclave, the CDA chairman told this scribe that the process is being withheld till the time the layout plan is prepared and approved by the winner of the contract for carrying out development work on the project.

When asked as to how far it is true that some plots of prime locations have already been allocated to the VVIPs, the CDA chairman refuted the allegation and said that there was not a spec of truth behind this.

“I hope we will be seeing the prime minister performing the computerised balloting of plots. We will also invite all allottees of plots in the Park Enclave to be there on the occasion and watch for themselves that the whole process is done in a clear, fair and transparent manner,” he added.

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  1. Javaid Qaisar

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    This is regarding CDA Park Enclave Project through which it has dodged the poor public once again by stating that through this prestigious project CDA is going to recover its lost glory, which I would preferably put it this way to get the confidence of public back in the poor management of CDA. In support of its claim that CDA will complete this prestigious project with in twelve months (initially) and later (eighteen) months, the reasons given were that the land is in possession of CDA and cost of the plots fixed at such a higher price that there would be no problem in timely development and handing over of plots.
    As usual CDA has failed to hold to its commitment and the poor public is to suffer once again through this new gimmick of CDA to squeeze money from them. This is a social way of cheating by a government organization. In spite of abnormal delay in the issue of allotment letters to the successful bidders for plots in Park Enclave, neither the development work has been started nor the payment schedule for the successful applicants have been revised. Moreover, any delay in payments to CDA is liable payment fine, but there is no compensation for the abnormal blockage of peoples money by CDA beyond the due date of development given for Park Enclave. There is also a probability of abnormal delay in development resulting in inability of CDA to complete the job due to inflation.
    I think, it is high time that CDA should come up with timely solution to all the issues highlighted by me because gone are the old days of exploiting the poor public. In case a viable solution to the issue of Park Enclave project is not given, the CDA might soon find itself in court of law which is the right of each citizen to get remedy for its grievance and justice should prevail.
    I hope all the affected would support my view point and coordinate for further necessary action please.
    Regards
    Javaid Qaisar

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