CDA to establish commercial hub in I12

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to establish state-of-the-art commercial hub in Sector I12 for promotion of trade and economic activities in the federal capital.

“CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that strategic location of Sector I12 has its great significance as this sector is a gateway between the twin cities,” said a press release.

He said that CDA is striving hard to promote business and economic activities in the capital city, adding that all out efforts would be made to establish Sector I12 as economic base for commercial activities.

CDA chairman directed Planning and Design member to plan the infrastructure in line with modern techniques.

He also directed for a joint and effective consultation with the formations of the authority concerned for the development of state-of-the-art commercial zone in Sector I12.

Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that CDA is offering commercial plots of different categories for open bidding in different developed sectors of the city, including hotels, shopping malls, wedding halls, which would help boost the business and trade activities.

Earlier the Planning and Design member Syed Mustafain Kazmi elaborated the details of the planning of Sector I12 that Planning Wing has demarcated 52 commercial plots in Markaz I12 as per approval of the CDA Board, while size of each commercial plot is 1096 square yard.

He said that the design theme of Markaz I12 would be twin city Saddar Market, while all four provinces of Pakistan have been represented in the design theme with 5th block of Gilgit-Baltistan having Kashmir Mall. He said that all the blocks have been interconnected in a way to facilitate the pedestrians without any hassle.

Planning and Design member further informed that two plots for hotels have also been planned, adding that a mosque would be constructed in Markaz I12.

He said that all the commercial plots would be offered through open bidding in transparent manner. Syed Mustafain Kazmi further apprised that state-of-the-art civic facilities would be provided, including clean drinking water, playground, hospital, sewerage treatment plant, toilets, emergency and disaster management centre, police station, enquiry and other allied facilities.

CDA chairman said that Sector I12 is located along the IJ Principal Road and is a centre of the twin cities. In addition to all these advantages, Markaz I12 would be the best business and trade centre of twin cities. appSource:\06\06\story_6-6-2013_pg11_5