CDA should facilitate the business community by solving their problems on priority so that they could smoothly promote business activities. This was stated by Mian Shaukat Masud, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while talking to a group of businessmen who called on him at ICCI to discuss different CDA related issues. He said CDA should focus on improving the civic infrastructure in markets, construct multi-storey car parking facilities and remove encroachments from business centres as well as take all possible measures to bring federal capital market areas at par with well developed commercial centres.
Mian Shaukat Masud stressed upon the CDA to arrange a suitable car parking facility for Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well. Many high profile personalities including federal ministers, top officials of local administration, foreign diplomats and other visiting foreign dignitaries often visit ICCI to interact with business community, but businessmen who come to attend such functions, have to face problems in parking their vehicles due to non-availability of suitable parking facility. This sometimes leads to traffic jams on the road when a car is wrongly parked. Therefore, he said CDA should pay immediate attention to this problem and arrange parking to avoid any untoward situation on this account.
Businessmen said that CDA issued them accumulated bills of water and conservancy charges involving heavy amounts due to which they were facing problems in their clearance. They showed concerns that CDA has now started taking legal action against those who could not pay such charges though CDA was requested to allow payment of these charges on installment basis. ICCI President emphasized upon CDA to look for win-win solution of this issue by allowing business community to pay outstanding water and conservancy charges on easy installments. He further stressed that CDA should issue monthly water and conservancy charges bills so that no one could face problems in their payment. When these charges pile up into heavy amounts, people find it difficult to pay them in one go, therefore their monthly billing will prove easy for people, he added.