No drastic change in revision of city master plan, CDA chief informs traders


Staff Reporter

Office bearers of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) met Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday at Jinnah Convention Center. The meeting was attended by the senior officers of the authority. The session was held to brief the ICCI revision of master plan.
Chairman CDA said that the purpose of the meeting is to share the decisions taken regarding review of master plan with the business community. It was informed that there is no drastic change in the revision of master plan. It was briefed that nine (09) member Federal Commission, a penal of experts, was appointed by the Federal Government for the revision of master plan. The commission was assigned to prepare an interim report with the focus for needs of the next 20 years. After eight month long exercise, the commission compiled and submitted its interim report to the Federal Cabinet which was approved which is in now notification phase. It was further briefed that in the interim report focus has been made on existing regulations in Islamabad and their implementation. It was further briefed that the in the interim report focus has been made on rectification of flaws and problems within existing system.
Chairman CDA said that CDA is cognizant of problems of the business community and the interim report would help resolve most of the issues the business community in particular. Different complications which were being faced by the business community have been addressed. There is no change in zoning regulation, high rise have been encourage which financially and economically viable for both business community and the residents It was further briefed that preservation of green areas, uniformity of zoning regulation and implementation of building by-laws both in urban and rural areas, mass transit system in the city, compilation of consolidated building by-laws, concept of model villages have been supported in addition to the initiatives which would help more clean and green Islamabad. It was further informed that any irregularity declared would remain illegal.
The business community also apprised the Chairman about their issues. The Chairman CDA said that all genuine issues of the business community would be addressed and mechanism is being devised for facilitation the business community.

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