Parliament lodges: CDA launches second phase

Published: January 20, 2011
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Project spanning over four acres of land to be completed in three years at an estimated cost of Rs2,908. PHOTO: FILE.

Project spanning over four acres of land to be completed in three years at an estimated cost of Rs2,908. PHOTO: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday launched second phase of the ‘Parliament Lodges’ which will cater to the residential requirements of the parliamentarians.

The project spanning over four acres of land, which was approved by Executive Committee of National Economic Council on January 21, 2010, would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs2,908 million in three years. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani unveiled the plaque of the housing project. A large number of parliamentarians were present at the occasion.

CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi in his welcome address said that 104 additional family suits would be constructed in the Phase-II, besides 500 servant quarters on 1.4 acres of land ‘as the existing lodges lacked this facility’.

He said the other amenities like car-parking area in basement, fire safety measures, lifts, gymnasium, shops and departmental stores, public meeting rooms, lounges and cafeteria would be provided.

Elahi said the civic body was taking practical steps to provide housing facilities for the general public as well, for which it had finalised a comprehensive strategy for opening of C-13, C-16, C-15,C-15, D-13, F-14 and H-16 sectors.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2011.

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  • Rehan Ali
    Jan 20, 2011 - 6:10PM

    The country is almost on the verge of being bankrupt and the government has the nerves to spend this kind of money on the development of the parliament lodges,this is our government visionless and corrupt to the core Recommend

  • JBUTT
    Jan 22, 2011 - 9:31AM

    and then they want to tax the poor more, the thieves.Recommend

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