ISLAMABAD: Earthquake Reconstruction Rehabilitation Authority ( ERRA) and Chinese construction company high delegation agreed and to gear-up their work to complete Rs. 34 billion cost 205 City Development Projects in Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot, AJK.
Chinese Five member high level delegation led by Chief Engineer Mr. Chen Xianming called on Deputy Chairman ERRA Maj. Gen.
Muhammad Azeem Asif here today. Bothe sides discussed Chinese loan projects underway in three cities of AJK in detail. ERRA Deputy Chairman at the occasion highlighted various impediment s including delay in various ongoing under construction projects.
It is pertinent to note that Chinese loan will be closed by 31st December 2015. During the interaction Deputy Chairman ERRA said that out of 205 so far Rs. five billion cost 16 projects have been completed. At the occasion City Development project DG city development Zafar Wahla said that 24 projects of water supply schemes, sewerage system, city government buildings, schools and community centers are near completion.
The Chief Engineer of the Chinese company Mr. Chen Xianming during the meeting highlighted that all ongoing projects required additional manpower, extra attention, technical support, ample supervision and facilitation on the part of ERRA, NESPAK and contractors. He also implored early release of counterpart funding to push on going projects construction.
Deputy Chairman ERRA assured Chinese delegation for timely payment of counterpart funding and facilitation at the work premises as intervention by the local residents caused the delay. Deputy Chairman ERRA pledged the visiting delegation that working environment would be made congenial so that all ongoing project to be completed within stipulated time.
About the Chinese construction company apprehension regarding interference by the local resident security threats, non availability of counterpart funding, the Deputy Chairman ERRA vowed to resolve all security concerns and funds issues in letter and sprit to complete City Development Projects in Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot as par contract conditionality’s.