CDA begins renovation of capital’s parks
Islamabad – The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad and Capital Development Authority have started the renovation work of parks in every sector of the federal capital with the help of residents and Union Councils.
“CDA has decided to revamp all parks and their facilities as well as up-grade and rehabilitate the green areas in line with international standards,” Executive Director General Environment MCI Sana Ullah Aman told APP on Wednesday.
Sana Ullah said that renovation work of Kachnar Park, I-8 will be completed during the next week while the work at Central Park, I-9 will be completed during the next month.
“All the machinery and staff for maintenance and renovation of parks is available on the site and the project was executed under the Clean and Green Islamabad Project,” he said. Sana Ullah said that MCI and CDA are contributing collectively to make the capital more beautiful and modern for the residents.
On the directives of Chairman MCI, the authority was planting more trees and removing wild bushes from the resident areas and parks to beautify the city. “Maximum plantation of saplings would purify environment resulting in reduced pollution,” he said and urged residents to also play their role in preservation of the green character of the city.
He directed the concerned officers to clean and sweep the park everyday, so that people who visit on a daily basis be provided a clean and healthy environment.
CDA makes asphalt plant fully functional
The Capital Development Authority has made the Asphalt Mixing Plant in Machinery Pool Organization fully functional after 25 years of installation, said the Mayor.
The daily production capacity of the Korean Asphalt Mixing plant is 1500 kilogram per day; an amount that can carpet an area of 135 square feet. The Mayor was chairing a meeting to review the progress of MPO. The plant installed in MPO Workshop in 1993 remained nonfunctional due to which MPO had to award contract for carpeting of roads worth millions of rupees. With the plant becoming functional 11 months ago, some 200 kilometer road network in the federal capital has been carpeted. This has helped save Rs.120 million, said the CDA officials on Wednesday.
Mayor Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that Asphalt Plant of MPO is the heaviest plant of Islamabad and that all major avenues and roads are being carpeted with the hot mix asphalt being produced from this plant. He said that the present regime has been taking measures for up-gradation of all directorates and equipping these formations with latest devices and machinery to make them more productive. He highlighted that asphalt mixing plant is one of the best examples, adding that we are in a position to participate in carpeting contract from other institutions. He said that MPO is no more a burden on MCI and has now become more productive and financially stable.
Mayor also said that the engines of eight out-of-order buses of CDA have been overhauled with complete painting work at MPO Workshop. Repair and maintenance work of 23 water tankers and bus of CDA Model School have also been completed in the workshop during the last 11 months. He said that hundred of vehicles of different formations are being sent to MPO Workshop for repair and maintenance work on daily basis.