ISLAMABAD - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would spend Rs 257 million on development of Ankra Park on the Club Road and was pursuing a comprehensive and integrated programme or the upgradation and provision of quality entertainment facilities in the other parks of the city.

This was stated by Chairman CDA, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal during his visit of Ankara Park to inspect the development work being carried out by the Authority. Member Environment, CDA Mian Waheed Uddin and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

Chairman CDA said that the ongoing developments in the parks would be completed on priority basis and missing facilities, especially in the small parks would be provided.  He said the facilities those were under construction would soon be opened for the public to add colours to the beauty of the Federal Capital and provide quality entertainment infrastructure to the residents.

Chairman CDA said that PC-I for the development and upgradation of the Ankara Park has been completed and work would soon be commenced on the improvement of different facilities in the park.

It would be equipped with the beautiful and state-of-the-art dancing fountain to provide unprecedented entertainment to the residents and the people visiting Islamabad from within the country and abroad, he added.

He said that the upgradation including establishment of story gardens, soft landscaping and spacious parking facility would be done.

He said 90 percent of the development work in the Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park has been completed and efforts have been geared up to complete the remaining work so that the residents could avail the facilities being developed for their entertainment.

He said that the Authority has already directed for early completion of the ongoing development work in the Lake View Park including the entertainment hub and water sports facility.

On the occasion Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on CDA was also present.