Islamabad: According to a news source, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has requested the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) to allow it to execute the 10th Avenue and I.J.P. Road projects through the Ministry of Defence on a single tender basis.

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Last month, the CDA demanded that the PPRA loosen the guidelines for five programs. According to sources, on the 1st of April, the PPRA held a meeting and permitted the CDA to get three projects through the defence ministry on a single tender basis: Khayaban-i- Margalla, Alipur Farash Apartments system, and Ghazi Barotha Water supply.

PPRA, on the other hand, declined to allow an exception for the project on 10th Avenue and IJP Road. According to sources, CDA had demanded PPRA’s exemption in the two projects a few days ago via the finance ministry.

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Sources said that following the approval of PPRA, the federal government had already approved CDA’s proposal for getting three projects executed through the Ministry of Defence and the Frontier Work Organization (FWO) was likely to start the three approved projects.

The sources said now efforts are being made to get PPRA’s endorsement for the remaining two projects as well. CDA officials said overhauling of the I.J.P. Road would cost around Rs6 billion while construction of 10th Avenue was also a multi-billion project.

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