ISLAMABAD (APP)- The first phase of Islamabad Zoological Garden established by Capital Development Authority (CDA) will be completed soon. The work on the first phase of countrys biggest zoological facility in the capital at a cost of Rs. 1400 million is at final stage. Raja Javed, Director Zoo CDA told APP on Saturday that with completion of first phase, work on remaining four other phases would start simultaneously with the help of local and foreign experts. The authority has announced tender for the second phase and work would be started as soon as possible, he added. Animal enclosure has been constructed under the first phase to provide comfortable and natural environment to different species of animals and birds. Director Zoo informed that a portion of service road has almost been completed and some finishing touches are being given to the enclosure of animals. The work on the second phase will be started in the coming days that will be completed in a period of four months, he informed. Different species of birds and animals would be imported from various countries that would be a source of attraction for the citizens. According to the plan, a veterinary hospital and a laboratory for provision of health care facilities to these animals and birds would also be established in the third phase, he said. He said a plan has been devised to upgrade the cages of leopards, wolves, bears and eagles to provide them with natural environment. A layout plan and designing of the project was done by a team of local and foreign experts while contract for construction was given to a local builder who has so far been showing good performance. A local firm, Ansar Brothers, is executing the project under the supervision of international companies including Unicon, which have designed the layout plan of the expanded zoological garden. The zoological garden would be expanded to 80 acres land from existing 25 acres and work is being done in line with the standards laid down by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). A 50-acre area would cover semi-natural habitats of animals and other species while 30 acres of land would be reserved for lawns, green areas, cafes, research labs, tuck shops, parking areas and other relevant facilities, he said. He pointed out that all necessary spadework has been completed and all phases would be completed in line with the se procedures.