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Exclusive Report and Photos to Sada-e-Watan about the Construction of Pakistan High Commission Canberra’s Chancery Building

Deputy High Commissioner Asima Rabbani & H.E. Abdul Malik Abdullah

Construction of the High Commission for Pakistan’s Chancery building is in full swing. Its completion date is August 2014. The building is being constructed at 44 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla, Canberra. The High Commission for Pakistan is expected to shift to a new location in September 2014.

In 1959 the Government of Pakistan acquired a plot measuring 12216 square meters in the Diplomatic Enclave (Yarralumla), Canberra on 99 years lease basis. In January 1986 the Government of Pakistan decided to initiate construction of the Chancery Project. The project, however, could not take off due to several factors including financial constraints.

Finally, on January 10, 2013, the —tenders were floated to short listed 9 companies .—Tenders closed on February 20, 2013.— Four companies submitted their bids. —Denham construction Pvt Ltd, the lowest bidder, was awarded the contract.— Commencement permission was received on June 12, 2013 from NCA. —Construction started soon after that and InshAllah Completes within 6 months in the last week of Sept 2014.



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