Construction of CDA’s ‘Citizen Facilitation Centre’ to start soon

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Mobarik A. Virk – October 15, 2014 –

Islamabad: The much trumpeted ‘Citizen Facilitation Centre’ of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) may eventually become a reality as the contract for the construction of the building has already been awarded and the physical work is expected to start within a week time, the sources in the CDA said.

The idea of establishing the ‘Citizen Facilitation Centre’ (CFC) is to facilitate people who are interested in getting a plot in Islamabad for construction of a building of any type, be it residential or a commercial one.

All necessary requirements, starting from getting an allotment letter of a plot till the time of getting a completion certificate will be met under ‘one roof’ in this CFC building. The CDA will shift its ‘One Window Operations’ in this building while space will also be made available to other departments like the Iesco, the SNGPL, the PTCL and Nadra for establishing their offices where people will be able to submit applications to get necessary connections.

“This will be a lot of help for the people as they will not be required to run from the offices of one department to the other to get the electricity, gas or telephone connections while the tasks related to the CDA will be tackled by the ‘One Window Operations’ Directorate that will be shifted there too,” said Member Administration & Estate (A&E) Amer Ahmed Ali.

He said that CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal has directed the Engineering Wing of the Authority to complete his project within six months’ time. The project, to be constructed at Jasmine Road in Sector G-7/2, will cost Rs71.195 million. The construction work on the project has been awarded to contractor after completion of tendering process. The work will start within a week time and will be completed within six months, he added.

The member (A&E) said that the architectural and structural design of this facilitation centre has been prepared by the Design Wing of CDA and Structure Directorate of the CDA. The PC-I of this project was approved by CDADWP during its meeting held in the month of June this year after which different formations of the Authority took immediate measures and now on completion of tendering procedure last month, the construction work on the project will be started with in a week.

He said that the CDA will also establish three similar CFCs in different sectors of Islamabad so that residents could be facilitated at their door-step instead of visiting One Window Operation Directorate and other offices of CDA and other services provider departments.

“These facilitation centres will not only help in facilitating the residents for early disposal of their issues but will also ensure transparency in procedures,” the member (A&E) said.(the news) Pakistan, Mobarik A. Virk, Articles, Islamabad

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