ICCI, CDA to establish new industrial estate

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) announces a new industrial estate in collaboration with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

The project was announced by Chairman CDA Amer Ali Ahmed while addressing the delegation of ICCI, led by President Muhammad Shakeel Munir. The delegation further discussed matters pertaining to the business community and their solutions.

According to him, setting up a new industrial estate in Islamabad was vital for more investment, creating employment opportunities and accelerating industrialisation. He also informed Chairman CDA of problems related to leasing renewal of industrial plots and assured ICCI’s cooperation. 

Both authorities are scheduled to meet on November 15 with a detailed proposal to be put in front of the government.

 

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CDA announces uplift of Arts and Crafts village

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ISLAMABAD: After visiting, The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced to uplift the Arts and Craft village.

Under this initiative, the artisan’s pavilion will be divided between all the provincial governments, where the respective art of each province will be showcased.

Apart from this, the authority will also rehabilitate the existing food court, which will be rented out through a transparent process.

The recreational venue will be declared a Car-Free Zone after setting up a designated car parking.

 

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CDA to take citizens feedback for master plan

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ISLAMABAD: In order to include the feedback of the citizens in the master plan, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to form subcommittees for resolving various issues of the city.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Chairman CDA, Amer Ali Ahmed at CDA headquarters.

According to the details, issues related to illegal constructions, urban regeneration, and illegal encroachments came under discussion which would be resolved by forming various subcommittees. 

Similarly, the civic authority has also decided to utilise the citizens portal for taking recommendations on the revision of the master plan. 

In the meeting, the Chairman CDA was also briefed about the cadastral mapping of the city by the representative of the Survey General of Pakistan.

 

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Cabinet authorises CDA to implement bylaws in E-11

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been authorised by the Federal Cabinet to enforce bylaws to regulate unplanned construction and resolve issues in Sector E-11.

This move came after a recent flooding incident occurred due to unauthorised construction in the sector.

“It has been observed that the exemption of Sector E-11 from acquisition created multifarious urban problems like urban flooding, zigzag streets, non-collection of solid waste, disposal of untreated liquid waste, dumping of debris and garbage into natural streams, environmental pollution, traffic hazards, etc. due to which the sector has emerged as a big slum amidst planned residential sectors,” read a statement submitted in summary by the civic agency.

 

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Building Control Department of CDA collects Rs487mn in revenues

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ISLAMABAD:  An upward trend is once again observed in the revenue collection of Capital Development Authority (CDA) as its Building Control Department has collected a revenue of Rs487mn.

According to the details, the revenue amounting to Rs487mn has been collected since June 2021.

The Building Control Department of CDA has cleared 253 residential building plans while 18 commercial building plans have also been approved.

Similarly, the authority has also taken action in the various sectors of Islamabad against the buildings that do not comply with the building regulations of the city.

As per the media reports, CDA has also issued 156 various notices to the buildings and illegal structures since June 2021.

 

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CDA to acquire land to construct small dam

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to construct a small dam in the upper area of Simly Dam, for which the Punjab government will be requested to provide the land, announced Water Management Department’s Deputy Director General (DDG) Sardar Khan Zimri.

The decision was taken in a meeting held to discuss water-related projects. The attendees were asked to pursue the project after a meeting was held to explore alternate options to add around 30 million gallons daily (MGD) to overcome the existing water shortage. 

Deputy Director while speaking on the occasion informed that the dam will be completed within two years after the completion of paperwork and requirements.

He was also of the view that the dam will be used to harvest rainwater and it will help to meet the water shortage in the city by supplying 20mgd daily.

In the meeting, Ghazi Barotha project also came under discussion as it will provide the twin cities with 100 million gallons of water supply on a daily basis.

 

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List of NOCs, Approval Required for Project in Jurisdiction of CDA: Housing Schemes

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The Capital Development Authority has released a comprehensive list highlighting all the approvals and No Objection Certificates (NOCs) required for the process for investing and development in Pakistan’s real estate market. 

Graana.com brings you a list of required documents for NOCs/approvals for a project in a plot of approved housing schemes. It is as follows:

  1. Ownership Documents: 
    1. Allotment Letter or Certificate 
    2. Possession Letter 
    3. Demarcation Certificate 
  2. NOC and Approved Layout Plan of Housing Scheme. 
  3. No Objection Certificate (NOC) by Authority to Process the Building Plan approvals in CDA. 
  4. Approved Layout Plan. 
  5. Approval letter of Design Vetting Committee (DVC). 
  6. Approved Building Plans Letter. 
  7. Approved Building Plans vetted by the Competent Authority. 
  8. Third-party vetting Certificates: 
    1. Structural Design Vetting Certificate 
    2. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP Certificate) 
    3. Firefighting Certificate 
  9. Access Road Approval (In case of CDA major avenues & Astride Roads). 
  10. Approved letter from National Highway Authority (NHA) (In case of GT road). 
  11. Height Clearance Certificate from Civil Aviation Authority (if in the surrounding of Airport or to achieve maximum height). 
  12. Utility Connection Approval: 
    1. Approval letter from Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGPL) 
    2. Approval letter from Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) 
    3. Approval letter from Water Supply System 
  13. Approval letter for Fire Fighting System. 
  14. NOCs/ Environmental Approval from Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PakEPA). 
  15. Building Completion Certificate.

 




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List of NOCs, Approval Required for Project in Jurisdiction of CDA: Private Land | Graana.com Blog

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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has devised a procedure for the ease of the people looking to undertake real estate development or investment in private land or any housing society, as explained by Graana.com. 

The list of required documents for a project in the case of private land is as follows: 

  1. Ownership Documents: 
    1. Fard (Attested by Patwari or Tehsildar) 
    2. Aks Shajra (Attested by Patwari or Tehsildar) 
    3. Non-Encumbrance Certificate (NEC) attested by Tehsildar
  2. Preliminary Planning Permission (PPP) Letter from Planning Wing, CDA. 
  3. Approved Layout Plan. 
  4. Approval letter of Design Vetting Committee (DVC). 
  5. Approved Building Plans Letter. 
  6. Approved Building Plans vetted by the Competent Authority. 
  7. Third-party vetting Certificates: 
    1. Structural Design Vetting Certificate 
    2. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP Certificate) 
    3. Firefighting Certificate 
  8. Access Road Approval (In case of CDA major avenues & Astride Roads). 
  9. Approved letter from National Highway Authority (NHA) (In case of GT road). 
  10. Height Clearance Certificate from Civil Aviation Authority (if in the surrounding of Airport or to achieve maximum height). 
  11. Utilities Connection Approvals: 
    1. Approval letter from Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGPL) 
    2. Approval letter from Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) 
    3. Approval letter from Water Supply System 
  12. Approval letter for Fire Fighting System. 
  13. NOCs/ Environmental Approval from Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PakEPA). 
  14. Building Completion Certificate.

 




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Federal Ombudsman directs CDA to digitise its record by Sept 30

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ISLAMABAD: Chairing a meeting of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), the Federal Ombudsman (Wafaqi Mohtasib) Syed Tahir Shahbaz ordered the civic authority to digitise its record by September 30, 2021. 

In addition, CDA was also asked to provide an access road for the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) Bhara Kahu Scheme on a priority basis.

Discussing matters further, the authority was also told to take strict action in order to ensure the completion of all codal formalities of the Regulators by all, be it the government or the private sector.

The apartment flats constructed under Cat-I have been completed, whereas work on flats under Cat-II is in progress, with 70% of work on parks and other facilities has been completed.

In addition, over 2000 flats are under construction in Sector I-15, the CDA Chairman, Mr. Amir Ali Ahmed, added while giving a detailed briefing on the ongoing projects in the federal capital.

 

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CDA okays bids of 22 commercial plots

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board approved the bids of 22 out of a total of 24 commercial plots that were auctioned at the start of the month. 

The decision was made on Monday in a meeting which was chaired by Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed at the CDA Headquarters.

Iftikhar Hassan Arif, Muhammad Ali,  Nayyar Ali Dada and Ali Asghar Khan were in attendance along with other board members. 

The board rejected the offers of two commercial plots which they said was lower than expectations. 

Moreover, the CDA Board gave go-ahead for the increase of uniform and mess allowance of 1122 nurses who perform duties in the grade BPS 16 and above from July 1, 2019.

 

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CDA announces three routes for launching buses

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ISLAMABAD: Today, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) announced a new project for launching buses on the three busiest routes of the federal capital.

Moreover, the CDA board also called for hiring a professional consultant for the Smart City Project in their meeting with the CDA’s chairman, Amir Ali Ahmed.

A CDA official stamen informed that the project will launch soon. It includes a total of 20 buses and three routes in the city. CDA would fund this project in its initiation but it will be handed out to a commercial company in later stages. Another official further briefed that in future, the project will incorporate six routes.

The first three routes include Sawan Interchange to Faisal Mosque, Tarnol to N-5 Metro Station, and Bhara Kahu to Faiz Ahmed Faiz Metro Station and Aabpara.

The official also said the bus service will be active by the end of this year with 29 fully air-conditioned buses and sixty-four bus stops. He emphasised focus on ‘service delivery and quality of life’ rather than mega construction projects.

Most importantly, the Chairman clarified no subsidy will be associated with this project. The goal is to make it financially stable. 




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CDA completes three-day anti-encroachment operation on Margalla Hills

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) reportedly completed its three-day anti-encroachment operation in the Margalla Hills.

In this regard, the authority, with Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat, CDA Director Enforcement Syed Fatehul Manan and senior police officials,, conducted operations in the hills, with the main operation conducted in the Talhar area against the illegal construction.

Several illegally constructed structures were demolished in the Talhar and Gokina suburbs of Islamabad, with the help of heavy machinery by the Enforcement Department.

The operation was carried out on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan issued in a cabinet meeting held earlier. Apart from this, the authority has been actively campaigning against illegal encroachments, retrieving and worth billions of rupees.

 

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