Islamabad - The tenders for the development work of sector E-12 have been opened, said the Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials yesterday.

During the first phase, service road (north) and service road (west) of sector E-12/2, drainage system and culverts will be constructed with a cost of Rs 70.15 million. In this connection, a meeting was held at CDA headquarters here Wednesday which was chaired by Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal while Member Administration Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail, project directors of different ongoing development projects and other senior officers of the Authority were also present during the meeting. The meeting reviewed the progress of different ongoing projects, particularly the development of different sectors of Islamabad.

On this occasion, Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal was briefed that Rs 121.00 million have been allocated for development of sector E-12. He was apprised that 15 different firms competed in the tendering process and lowest bid of Rs 70.15 million was received in this context. The meeting was further informed that contract of the development work will be awarded to the lowest bidder in next few days.

Maroof said that sector E-12 development remained stalled for the 30 years; however, in order to cope with growing housing needs in the city and solve longstanding issue of the allottees of the sector, present CDA management has devised a comprehensive strategy to initiate development work . He directed the project director to ensure timely completion of development with special focus on quality of the work. He said that Authority is trying to amicably solve the issues of the affecttees of different sectors so that they could also contribute to the development of the city.

Moreover, balloting for the allotment of alternative plots to the flat allottees of sector I-15 will be held on April 14, 2016 (today) at 09:45 am at Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. Commercial plots in sector D-12, I-16, I-12 and Park Enclave are also being auctioned so that construction related needs of the allottees could be catered.