MoU sign between RDA, Turkish Company for consultation of Ring Road project.

Byline: Israr Ahmad

An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Wednesday between Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and Asian Consulting Engineers JV Turk Company Botek Bogazici Musavirlik Anonim Sirketi for consultation of mega project of Rawalpindi Ring Road.

In this regard, a ceremony was also held in Commissioner Office which was attended by Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chattha, DG RDA Saif Anwar Jhappa, Chief Engineer Dr Habib Ul Haq Randhawa, Secretary Committee P and D Board Punjab and provincial government and officers of concerned departments.

According to MoU, the Asian Consultant Engineers JV will provide consultation services for the third party and for better route of Rawalpindi Ring Road.

Addressing the ceremony, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chattha said that the mega project of Ring Road will be a game changer for the city of Rawalpindi. He said that no further delay would be made in a public interest project.

He said that the issue of traffic would be resolved in twin cities after execution of the mega project. He said that the government floated an international ad for hiring the consultant. He said that process of prequalification of consultants have been completed while RFP was issued to qualified consultants.

He said that the Punjab government had issued directions to Project Management Unit for verification process of Ring Road while floating international bid.

The final decision was made in meeting of consultant selection committee, he said adding that PMU would sign a MoU for a joint venture in upcoming days.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaqat Ali Chattha bid farewell to the two retired officers of the Rawalpindi Development Authority and advised the public officials to behave well with their subordinates and the...

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