ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) has finalised many important development projects costing millions of rupees for the uplift of rural areas of Islamabad after carrying out a detailed survey keeping in view the needs of local community and taking them on board. This was stated by Chief Commissioner of Islamabad Fazeel Asghar while inaugurating the newly constructed veterinary hospital at Bhimber Tarar Union Council, Koral, Islamabad, here on Friday. The Chief Commissioner also inaugurated monsoon tree planting in the rural areas by planting a sapling of olive at Bhimber Tarar. Fazeel Asghar during the inauguration of veterinary hospital also met with the notables and local community of the area and listened to their problems patiently and assured the community that their problems will be resolved on priority basis. He informed that he has ordered the administration to hold open kutcheries in the rural areas on weekly basis and solve the problems of local community on urgent basis. He said that his doors were open for the citizens and the needy persons may contact him anytime for any financial assistance. Chief Commissioner Fazeel Asghar also said that he has constituted a farmers coordination committee for the development of agriculture in the rural areas of Islamabad and the committee has identified many important projects relating to development of agriculture including construction of mini dams, water course, lift irrigation schemes etc. He informed that the ICT Administration had finalised many development projects after carrying out a detailed survey of rural area and the projects were related to provision of clean drinking water supply schemes, construction of link roads in the rural areas, pavement of streets and re-habilitation of sewerage system and strengthening of basic health services in the rural areas. He informed that he will soon request the Prime Minister for release of funds for these projects which will improve the life standard of local community to a great extent. Fazeel Asghar informed that over 33,000 livestock of Bhimber Tarar would benefit and treatment facilities would be provided at the newly constructed veterinary hospital. He also urged upon the local community to fully take part in the current plantation drive and plant maximum trees in the area. The Chief Commissioner also appreciated the efforts of Director A.E.S, ICT Abdul Qadus Malik and Agricultural Extension Services ICT for the development of agriculture in the area. Earlier, Abdul Qadus in his inaugural address informed that the A.E.S will plant over 100,000 saplings in the rural area during current drive and the department has prepared blocks in each union council for plantation and department nursery at Tarlai is providing sapling to the local community including school children for plantation at a nominal price of Re 1 per sapling. He further informed that the Agriculture Extension Services has prepared agriculture development projects costing Rs 20 crore which has been approved by the Islamabad Development Working Party recently.