Federal Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, chaired a meeting to review the progress of work on the Rawalpindi Ring Road, the proposed Eastern bypass, and the waste management site for Rawalpindi and Islamabad, in Islamabad on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for CDA, Ali Nawaz Awan, MNA, Raja Khuram Nawaz, CEO PPP Authority, Secretary Planning, and senior officials of the Ministry of Planning.
Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Commissioner Rawalpindi briefed the Minister on the current status of the three projects.
The meeting was informed that the procurement process for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project had started and minor outstanding matters were being resolved. The Minister stated that since the project was being executed in PPP-mode, it will be implemented by a single entity, RDA, and CDA shall ensure maximum corporation facilitation to the RDA.
The meeting also decided that the CDA and RDA would enter into an MoU for joint use of waste disposal facilities for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The Minister also directed the civic bodies and the Public-Private Projects Authority to examine the economic viability of the Eastern By-Pass, which was also an important project for the twin cities.