ISLAMABAD - Chairman of Capital Development Authority (CDA) Imtiaz Inayat Elahi on Thursday directed the officials concerned for timely completion of Citizens Club in F-9 Park to provide best possible recreational facilities to the residents of the Capital. The Citizen Club is being developed in F-9 Park at the cost of Rs 1,254.149 million and would be completed in 2010. The CDA Chairman visited F-9 Park to review the development work there. During his visit he was apprised that 42 percent work on the Citizen Club has been completed and the recreational facility would be opened in August 2010. Speaking on the occasion, the CDA Chairman said that interaction between human beings is considered very healthy, which could be possible by creating facilities like clubs, community centres and parks. He said that CDA was striving to provide the best possible recreational facilities to the resident in various sectors of the city. In this connection, Citizen Club in F-9 Park, which is being constructed on 22 acres of land, is one of such facilities. The Chairman also directed the Project Director to gear up the pace of work for timely completion of the development in the park. According to details, the club would have the modern and latest recreational facilities consisting of an auditorium with the capacity of 475 seats, three conference halls, two banquet halls, one party hall and two restaurants. The club would also have a coffee shop, lounges and lobby, 48 living suits, swimming pools, fitness centres, three tennis courts, two squash courts, gymnasium, library and other relevant facilities. The phase-I of the development in the Fatima Jinnah Park include Children Park, sporting facilities, amphitheatres and public and educational areas including botanical garden will be completed by March 2010. The development activities of phase-I, comprising 240 acres, are being carried out at cost of Rs 1,547 million, while the multipurpose F-9 Park, with a total area of 750 acre, would be developed with the total cost of Rs 5.1 billion. During his visit the CDA Chairman directed the Project Director of F-9 Park to increase the tree cover in the park and plant more saplings along the walking tracks. The Chairman directed the officials concerned to take up the issue of releasing untreated water and other disposals by the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy into the nallah running through the park. He said that this untreated water in the nallah is hazardous for health and spoil the spirit of recreation and amusement of the visitors.