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International Standard Cricket and Football Stadiums to be Built in Islamabad

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board has recently granted approval for the construction of an international standard football stadium in Islamabad, during its sixth meeting of the year. Chaired by Chairman Captain (Retd) Noor ul Amin Mengal at the CDA headquarters, this decision marks a significant milestone for sports enthusiasts in the capital city, and is expected to bolster the sports culture and infrastructure in Islamabad.

In addition to the football stadium, the CDA board has also sanctioned the establishment of the Building and Housing Control Wing. As part of this initiative, the board has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all residential and commercial buildings in Islamabad, requiring them to have water recharging wells and tanks before their building maps can be approved. This move aims to promote sustainable water management practices and address the issue of water scarcity in the region.

The establishment of the Building Control Wing is expected to play a pivotal role in preventing illegal constructions and enforcing building by-laws in the city. A total of 50 field teams, each comprising one assistant director and two surveyors, will be tasked with ensuring compliance with building regulations. This is anticipated to streamline the construction process and ensure that all buildings in Islamabad are constructed in accordance with approved plans and regulations.

Furthermore, the CDA board has empowered the Sanitation Directorate and Environment Wing with the authority to impose fines and punishments for violations. The board has delegated the authority to determine fees to the CDA Chairman, which is expected to facilitate the enforcement of sanitation and environmental regulations in the city.

In addition to these measures, the CDA board has also approved amendments in the ICT Building Control By-Laws Regulation 2002. The floor area ratios for various sectors and zones in Islamabad have been revised to accommodate the growing needs of the city. For example, the ratio of Move area to floor area has been increased from 3,000 yards to 15,000 yards, and the floor area ratio for H series sector institutional buildings has been raised. Moreover, the floor area ratio of educational plots in Zone 2, 4, and 5 of Islamabad has also been increased to support the development of educational infrastructure in the city.

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