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CDA Gives the Green Signal for Setting Up a New Building Control Wing

CDA gives the green signal for setting up a new Building Control Wing-Realtorspk

ISLAMABAD: The CDA board approved the establishment of the Building Control Wing to implement building bylaws and avert illegal construction in the capital.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved a new Building Control Wing to enforce building bylaws and prevent illegal construction in Islamabad. The decision was made during a recent meeting of the CDA board, presided by Chairman CDA Noor ul Amin Mengal.

The Building Control Wing will consist of qualified staff responsible for enforcing building regulations in the city. The CDA board has stated that the new wing will comprise 50 teams, each led by an assistant director and two supervisors.

Furthermore, the CDA board amended the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Building Control Bylaws and Regulations 2002, predominantly for development along IJP Road and Murree Road.

The board also approved the allotment of plots in Zones 2, 4, and 5 on a 33-year lease for educational institutes catering to lower-middle and middle-class families. The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for these plots was also extended.

Additionally, the board approved the ‘Green Fund,’ which mandates private parties to allocate at least 2% of project costs for sustainability initiatives such as high-rise building sustainability, with the fund being received under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The revised building bylaws will also require all building plans to include a recharging well or water tank. The CDA’s recent decisions and initiatives aim to improve Islamabad’s development and infrastructure while promoting sustainability and responsible building practices. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtors blogs.

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