According to press reports, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has suggested a Rural Area Development project for PKR 10 billion to develop the federal capital’s suburbs.
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The Development Working Party (DWP), which is scheduled to study and consider the proposal on March 3 (today) for final approval, will be provided with Project Concept 1 (PC-1) of the project. Aiming to “eliminate the urban-rural divide,” CDA Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal discussed his goals during his first media briefing, which included the rural development initiatives.
According to the sources, the proposed PC-I specifies construction projects for essential rural infrastructure facilities like roads, safe drinking water, and street paving. Almost 700,000 people will benefit from the project’s provision of essential amenities like connectivity, drinking water, and sanitary facilities.
The DWP must still assess the initiative before it is approved. The CDA chairman also provided updates on sector development, adding that it is one of his top objectives and that work is moving along quickly in Sectors E-12 and I-12. The chairman added that Sector I-15 is nearly complete, and that on March 10 more than 5,000 allottees would receive possession letters.