CDA makes tree plantation, rainwater harvesting mandatory for residents


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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA), on Tuesday,  announced that it will be mandatory for residents to plant trees and harvest rainwater in a move to beautify Islamabad. 

The decision was taken by Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA)  Amer Ali Ahmed during a meeting. 

As per sources, all public sector buildings will be required to install a rainwater harvesting system on their premises in order to conserve water. 

According to the existing bylaws, homeowners of 500 square yard plots and above are expected to plant four trees. However, the present rules will be amended to make it compulsory for all homeowners to undertake tree plantation. 

Sources stated that as per the new laws, 5 marla houses will plant one tree, 10 marla houses will plant two trees, 500 square yards and above houses will plant up to four trees. 

CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed stated that the decision was taken to beautify Islamabad, increase tree cover and reduce the temperature of the city. 

 

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