The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is launching large-scale rural development projects and soliciting bids.
The CDA engineering wing has asked construction companies to bid on 17 projects totaling Rs2.8 billion in the first phase of Rs10 billion rural projects.
According to sources, the administration wants all Islamabad construction projects finished in three months.
The CDA will upgrade Shah Allah Ditta road, Golra Road, Jodh and Sarai Kharboza road, roads in Golra, Sangjani, and other areas, Simly Dam road, Sewer and Jandghand roads, Gokina, Mandla and Bari Imam, Sanjalian and Banigala, Phulgran and Sakreela and Member roads, and Naiabadi to Huzaifa Town road and internal roads of Bhara Kahu and Malpur, according to the tender documents.
The tender materials include cover Sihala Japan road renovation, Khana, Golra Mast, and other rural works.
CDA would build Union Councils in all three Islamabad constituencies for the first time.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved Rs10 billion rural CDA megadevelopment projects in February.
PML-N Secretary General NA-53 Sardar Mehtab Advocate says the programmes are not political but aim to give essential services to rural residents without discrimination.
The 1960 CDA ordinance mandated development projects in Islamabad regardless of political affiliation.
The CDA advocated rural development last year.
Due to federal approval, the CDA’s Development Working Party (DWP) deferred the topic.
In February, the Prime Minister authorised CDA rural development work.
The PM Office released a press statement stating that the Rs10 billion fund would be used for solid waste management, sewage, road building, repair, and public transport programmes.