Islamabad: The chairman of the CDA told the business community on Monday that a new industrial zone in the federal capital will be built soon in partnership with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).
Amir Ali Ahmed, the CDA’s director, was speaking with a delegation from the ICCI, led by President Mohammad Shakeel Munir. The dualization of the Islamabad Dry Port Road, according to Mr Ahmed, would be inaugurated on Friday. The group went to the CDA headquarters to talk about challenges facing the business community.
Rana Shakeel Asghar, Member Finance, Syed Munawar Shah, and Naveed Ellahi, Member Engineering, were also present. Mr. Ahmed said the ICCI’s demand for a new industrial estate in Islamabad was entirely reasonable.
He suggested that the ICCI produce a complete proposal for the new industrial estate and present it to the CDA so that the project could be advanced in conjunction with the relevant government authorities.
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The meeting agreed that the ICCI would meet with the CDA chairman again on November 15 to discuss the proposal.
The CDA chairman admitted that the Kahuta Industrial Triangle had been neglected, but claimed that road carpeting had begun in the industrial area and that the remaining issues will be remedied soon.
He stated that the process of soliciting bids for the development of parking plazas in marketplaces will begin soon. He stated that the CDA would continue to collaborate with the ICCI to develop industrial zones, markets, and the city.