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Build up Area
Support Provided
Accomplishment
Follow up Tasks
Activates since up to June 2000

  Build Up Area
 


Estimated Cost for Buildings & Civil Works

 

BLOCKS

COVERED AREA AVERAGE COST

TOTAL COST (Rs in millions)

 
 

(sft)

(Rs/sft)

Phase 1
70%

Phase 2
15%

Phase 3
15%

US$ 
Million

Academic Block

490677

4900

806

108

108

131.5

Resident Block

3077018

2950

981

10

10

45.53

Sport Complex

2183100

408

118

25

25

5.49

Admin Block

50000

500

18

4

4

0.81

Amenities for Residential & Academic Block

92831

2650

23.3

5.7

5.7

1.1

 

5893626

44408

1946.3

152.7

152.7

184.43

Development for infrastructure (Roads, Leveling, O/H tanks, Sewage etc)

343

74

74

15.94

Land Development for Plantation Farm/Surface treatment of Lake

150

32

32

6.95

 

2141

459

459

99.32


Support Provided

Based on the Initial concept of Institute, the cost in 1992 rupee value was estimated to be Rs. 3.0 billion equal to US 100 Million for phase I. The estimate in 1995, as give in the Feasibility Study, was Rs. 4.0 billion for Phase I and about Rs. 2.0 billion for Phase II and III. Visualizing the inescapable necessity of such a project the Prime Minister authorized a grant for the establishment of the office and undertaking planning work intended on this large project, besides issuing an undertaking of providing 10% of the capital cost of the project from the Federal Government on start of construction. That undertaking remains on paper but may be realized after the final estimates are ready. Had there been no change the BIAT should have been taking the first batch in 2000.

The governments of all provinces had whole-heartedly supported the idea and promised support likewise. The Chief Minister and the Government of Punjab were very enthusiastic on the prospects of having such a high quality City of Science & Technology in the province. Chief Executive called on Chief Minister in February then in July 1992 and finally on 19 December 1992 with Dr. A.Q. Khan . The Admiral requested 4000 acres of land with the criteria that it should be unfit for agriculture and should not belong to any individual. Chief Minister offered 8000 acres in D.G. Khan that was not accepted being away form the main artery of communication. Chief Minister suggested Bahawalpur as an alternate. In addition to meeting the criteria the CM saw it solving the Seraiki political problem. He announced a grant for feasibility studies and directed the Commissioner of Bahawalpur Division to identify 4000 acres of land for the proposed Institute. However only 2051 acre was available at one place and another 1000 acres nearby which may meet future requirements of the City of Science and Technology. The land was inspected by the Admiral  and accepted for the BIAT. The CM Punjab was the most enthusiastic and a great motivator for this undertaking. The Admiral met all the subsequent Chief Ministers who also reiterated the promise made earlier. The CM undertook:

a. To contribute a percentage of the capital cost.

b. To provide the infrastructure:

  • Road

  • Electricity

  • Water

  • Gas etc.  as well as
c. Assistance of 2 officials of the Punjab Govt. 

Every successive Chief Minster of  Punjab, assured of their complete support Mr. Watto promised to undertake peripheral aforestation.

Accomplishment

  • Two comprehensive feasibility studies have been prepared. These formed the basic documents on which further planning work has been built upon.

  • Topographical Survey of the BIAT land has been completed. The boundary demarcation  and contour maps of  1:5000 and 1: 1000 scales have been prepared.

  • Geo-technical investigation of BIAT site have been completed.      

 

d.

After open competition for consultancy Services, an Agreement was concluded with NESPAK for the preparation of Detailed Master Plan and Detailed Engineering Design of Bahawalpur Institute of Advanced Technology up to the submission of the Bid Documents. The plan encompasses the completed architectural and engineering designs of the campus buildings, services and facilities. The Detailed Master Plan has been finalized. Preliminary Design of buildings including Academic Areas, Hostel, residence, sports, commercial amenities and infrastructure have been approved and preparation of Detailed Engineering Design of Buildings and Infrastructure is in progress and should be completed by the end of this year...

e. Series of meetings of the Admiral have been held with PARC and experts for Environmental  Development and aforestaion of the area.

f. Boundary marking by pillars has been completed.

Follow up Tasks

  • Environmental development and aforestation of the land . In this connection FASAT plans to establish a nursery at site. Irrigations department was requested for water requirement of the nursery. Admiral held a meeting with Chief and Superintending Engineers along with the Commissioner Bahawalpur where they agreed to provide water for the purpose but later declined to honor the commitment. Therefore there has been no progress in this regards. It shall be pursued at suitable time:

  • Development of roads leading to the site.

  • Sinking of tube wells. 

  • Construction of protective fencing to discourage encroachment.

  • Construction of accommodation for curator, gardeners, supervisors etc

  • Construction of campus office.

  • Provision of water and electricity to the area.

The Prime Minster, Patron-in-Chief of the Foundation has been requested by the Admiral for the inauguration. A team for fund raising will be constituted to prepare a plan for the purpose and its implementation. Chief Executive Pakistan has been approached to perform inauguration.

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