Pindi's cantonment boards fail to launch uplift project.

ISLAMABAD -- Despite allocating more than Rs800 million and Rs500 million for development schemes, respectively, Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) and Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) have failed to launch any project in the current fiscal year.

A senior RCB official told Dawn that there were two reasons for the delay in launching development works: slow tax recovery and ongoing projects that were yet to be completed.

He said the cantonment board had not received funds from the federal government and relied on funds generated from property tax and fees levied on different services.

He said recovery of property tax was slow, which had affected the civic body's performance.

The official the civic body had launched many projects last fiscal year which were yet to be completed.

The RCB is facing a shortfall of over Rs110 million in its target for revenue recovery until June 30, 2022, he said, adding that both boards had failed to achieve their targets for revenue recovery in the last fiscal year.

In the current fiscal year, Rs800 million have been allocated in the budget of the RCB for developmental works while Rs500 million were set aside as the developmental budget by the CCB.

Collectively, Rs1.3 billion were earmarked by both the boards for the completion of projects that are in progress.

The official said the RCB had started the tendering process for Rs700 million schemes.

He said...

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