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CDA plans to establish commercial hub in Islamabad I-12

Alike other sectors of the Capital, Sector I-12 has many peculiarities due to its strategic location and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to establish state-of-the-art commercial hub of twin cities for promotion of trade and economic activities in the Federal Capital. This was stated by Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz while presiding a meeting here at CDA Headquarters on Tuesday, while reviewing progress on planning and design of commercial plots in Sector I-12. On this occasion, Member Planning and Design, Syed Mustafain Kazmi and concerned officers of Planning Wing were also present. He said that strategic location of Sector I-12 had its great significance as this sector was a gateway between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. He said that CDA was striving hard to promote business and economic activities in the capital city, adding that all out efforts would be made to establish Sector I-12 as economic base for commercial activities. Chairman CDA directed member Planning and Design to plan the infrastructure in line with modern techniques with quality. He also directed for a joint and effective consultation with the concerned formations of the authority for the development of state-of-the-art commercial zone in Sector I-12. Shahbaz said that CDA was offering commercial plots of different categories for open bidding in different developed sectors of the city including hotels, shopping malls, wedding halls, which would help boost the business and trade activities in the federal capital. Earlier Kazmi elaborated the details of the planning of Sector I-12 that Planning Wing had demarcated 52 commercial plots in Markaz I-12 as per approval of the CDA Board. Size of each commercial plot is 1096 square yard. He said that the design theme of Markaz I-12 would be Twin-City Saddar Market, while all four provinces of the country have been represented in the design theme with 5th block of Gilgit-Baltistan having Kashmir Mall. He said that all the blocks have been interconnected in a way to facilitate the pedestrians without any hassle. Kazmi further informed that two plots for hotels had also been planned, adding that a mosque would be constructed in Markaz I-12. app

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