A delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), led by acting president Muhammad Ali Mirza apprised the Capital Development Authority (CDA) of problems being faced by the business community of the capital.
Mirza informed CDA Member Administration Amir Ali Ahmed on Thursday that despite promises made by the civic agency, problems in the city’s industrial areas have not been redressed yet. The acting president criticised the current ‘tough’ policy of industrial trade change and demanded an open industrial trade change, enabling businessmen to establish industrial units of various sectors on one plot.
CDA’s by-laws require modification in order to cater to needs of current trade and industry, he said, adding that CDA should allow construction of five-storey buildings on industrial plots along with establishment of IT and allied industries.
Mirza stressed that helping out the businessmen in this regard would encourage industrialisation, create jobs and increase CDA’s revenue as well. He also assured CDA of the chamber’s cooperation regarding the Independence Day celebrations.
Ahmed appreciated the significance of businessmen in promoting local economy and stated that CDA will take all possible measures to address ICCI’s issues. He assured the delegation that progress has already been made to upgrade the building by-laws and initiatives have been taken in order to facilitate the growth of business activities.
Both CDA and ICCI reiterated to collaborate closely in order to address concerns of entrepreneurs and ensure the better development of the capital.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th,2014.
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