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CDA Introduces New Process for Housing Society Development

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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has shifted gears in its approach to the housing society development of the proposed Kuri Enclave project in Islamabad. Abandoning the competitive selection process, the authority is now contemplating a direct contract with a government-owned housing entity.

Initially, the CDA had invited proposals for the development of Kuri Enclave, attracting interest from prominent developers such as Defense Housing Authority, Bahria Town, Park View, ZM/Faisal Hills, New City Paradise, and AKD Group. However, the process has stagnated with no issuance of the Request for Proposals (RFP) despite two months passing since the initial expressions of interest.

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Sources indicate that the CDA is now eyeing the option of utilizing clause 42-F of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority rules to directly award the project without a competitive bidding process. This shift in strategy has been underscored by recent engagements of officials from a government-owned housing entity in various meetings.

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Federal Minister for Interior Syed Mohsin Naqvi’s recent visit to the CDA headquarters adds weight to the evolving direction of the project. Spanning 10,000 kanals, the Kuri Enclave project is poised to become the CDA’s largest housing scheme.

According to the initial advertisement, the selected entity will be tasked with developing a modern residential complex encompassing both residential and commercial units, along with associated facilities and amenities. As deliberations continue, the fate of Kuri Enclave hangs in the balance, awaiting a definitive decision from the CDA.