ICCI & CDA discuss ways to promote trade activities in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (INP): A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Tuesday called on chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal at CDA headquarters and discussed important issues relating business activities in the federal capital.  Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Planning and Design, Waseem Ahmed Khan and officers of other relevant formations of the authority were also present on this occasion.

The ICCI delegation assured full cooperation in flourishing of the business activities in Islamabad while other issues of mutual interest also came under discussion during the meeting. The delegation while informing about the problems being faced by the business community in Islamabad told Chairman CDA that business community is facing issues like change in trade of commercial and industrial trades, extension in the lease of class 蜂II shopping centers, issues of board tax and trade licenses.

Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal assured the delegation that CDA would not only consider the genuine problems of the traders community but will also take concrete steps to resolve these issues. He said that CDA recognizes the role of traders in the development of Islamabad and is taking solid steps for resolving the long standing problems being faced by the traders. He said that CDA is providing the traders of Islamabad with different facilities, which would help increase business activities in Islamabad.

He said that in order to facilitate the residents of federal capital, particularly the traders community, CDA has started the construction of two underground parking plazas at F-7 markaz, which will help resolve the parking issues of the busy business hub of the city. He said that after the completion of this project, parking plazas will also be constructed in different areas of the city. He said that One Window Operation (OWO) Directorate is being up-graded on modern lines and is being equipped with latest technologies so that the residents of Islamabad could be served in a better way and the problems faced by the citizens during transfer of their properties could be minimized.

Similarly, he said that CDA has also initiated the project for construction of Citizen Facilitation Center at Jasmine Road Sector G-7. The facilitation Centre being constructed on 2500 sq. yards will provide the residents with the facilities of IESCO, SNGPL, passport, license, NADRA and all those facilities, which are being provided at OWO will be available under the single roof. He said that similar citizen facilitation centers will also be constructed in different sectors in order to solve the problems of the residents and traders at their door step. He said that in order to maintain the traffic flow on the roads of the city, under passes and overhead bridges are being constructed on different major avenues.

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