Pilot project of low-cost houses will be started in villages: Usman Buzdar
Lahore, April 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of Punjab Housing Taskforce at his office here on Friday to review the progress made on Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that low-cost houses will be constructed in different districts of the province under Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program. It is a revolutionary project of the PTI government and keeping in view its importance, the Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program would be moved forward speedily. He said that six sub-committees have been constituted under Punjab Housing Taskforce.
The pilot project of low-cost houses will be started in villages and its scope will be gradually extended to the 36 districts. He said that construction of houses will be started under Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program in other districts after Renala Khurd, Chishtian and Lodhran. The Punjab Housing Taskforce will be given seed-money, he said. The Chief Minister directed to forward the case to the cabinet committee on finance and development and added that approval of by-laws will soon be taken from the cabinet.
He said that the capacity of Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency will be enhanced. Usman Buzdar said that Naya Pakistan Housing Program will create ample opportunities for employment and the dream of providing shelter to the low-income families will also be fulfilled. He assured to provide every-possible cooperation for speedy implementation on Naya Pakistan Housing Program. He said the low-income housing project for the villages is a unique initiative which will increase economic activities in the rural areas.
He also directed to start work on this project at the earliest. General Secretary Punjab Housing Taskforce gave a briefing about the progress made on Naya Pakistan Housing Program. Provincial Minister Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed, Secretary Housing, Vice Chairman LDA, DG Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency, Additional Secretary (Welfare), President Builders Association and others attended the meeting.
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