ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has enough funds for development projects at present and it would soon start development works in markets of Islamabad including carpeting of roads, repair of footpaths and restoration of street lights, assured Amir Ali Ahmed, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman CDA on Friday. The process would be started from ICCI he added.
This he said while exchanging views with a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) that called on him led by President Muhammad Ahmed Waheed. Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President, Saif ur Rahman Khan Vice President ICCI, Hamza Shafqat Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Asif Shafique Chaudhry Convener ICCI Horticulture Committee and others were present at the occasion.
Amir Ali Ahmed appreciated the initiative of ICCI for starting the Go Green Islamabad campaign to plant one million trees in Islamabad during 2020 and assured that ICT Administration and CDA would fully cooperate with ICCI in this campaign to make it successful. He said that a team under Waseem Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has been formed to cooperate with ICCI for Go Green Islamabad drive. He also identified various places in Islamabad for tree plantation by ICCI.
Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that most of the issues of the business community were related to CDA and its cooperation was necessary to resolve them for better growth of business activities. He said that the purpose of launching a Go Green Islamabad campaign was to support the mission of government for Clean and Green Pakistan. He said that the cooperation of CDA was necessary to make this campaign successful. He said that local markets, schools, and other organizations would also be involved in this drive so that with combined efforts, Islamabad could be made greener.
Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President and Saif ur Rahman Khan Vice President ICCI said that no development works were undertaken in local markets for the last many years due to which condition of markets has deteriorated. However, they welcomed the assurance of Chairman CDA for starting these works in the markets of federal capital soon that would address the longstanding issues of the business community.