ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) is carrying out upgradation of 23 sports grounds located in different sectors of Islamabad in collaboration with private firms.
The purpose behind the upgradation of these grounds is to provide better sports facilities to the residents particularly the youth of Islamabad.
The private firms would be responsible for up keep, repair, maintenance and provision of facilities at these grounds.
In this connection a review meeting was held at CDA headquarters.
The meeting was chaired by the Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, while Director General Sports, Culture and Tourism, Director Municipal Administration Hamza Shafqaat and officers of other relevant formations were also present on this occasion.
Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed was apprised that under this project maintenance of these grounds, cutting of grass on regular basis, provision of security and sanitary staff, beautification, up gradation on modern lines, provision of electricity and payment of electricity dues on regular basis will be carried out in collaboration of private firms, companies. Moreover, provision of well designed benches, dustbins and allied facilities would also be ensured by the concerned company and CDA will not bear any cost on the maintenance of these grounds.
In response these companies will be allowed to display their advertisement on specific places in these grounds without disturbing the beautification of ground and it will also be ensured that these advertisements will not be hurdle to sports activities.
Companies will be bound to advertise in limited area.
Member administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed said that in order to flourish sports activities in Islamabad, Sports, Culture and Tourism Directorate of the Authority is taking effective steps and in this connection not only regional and cultural actives will be organized but tournaments cricket, football, hockey and other sports activities will also be organized.
He further directed to organize tournaments at sector level so that talented young players could be brought to the national level. He said that on the directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal new sports grounds will also be developed and for this purpose sufficient funds will also be allocated.
He asked the residents of Federal Capital to cooperate with the Authority for promoting the sports activities.