Karachi: DHA City Karachi project would be made liveable by the year 2016, a representative delegation of Defence Residents’ Society (DRS) was told.
The delegation led by its President Zafar Iqbal visited the site of DCK, where Project Director DCK, Brig Muhammad Rafique briefed them about the details of the ongoing development work.
Currently under the Immediate Action Plan various projects including DCK Boundary Wall, Watch Towers, Central Entrance Gate, DCK Directorate, Visitors’ Centre, DCK Central Facility Building and Staff Accommodation are near completion while the sector development works under the Short Term Development Plan have already been started to make DCK liveable by 2016. DHA has also signed an agreement with PTCL for ICT Works so as to make DHA City Karachi as the first Smart City of Pakistan.
Project Consultant, Engineer Arif Osmani informed the delegation that the projects under the Short Term Development Plan (STDP) which include construction of major roads, sector development works including internal roads, water supply, sewerage, storm water drainage, electricity and gas works would be completed as per the stipulated time line. Two wind masts have also been installed at DCK for recording the wind data to be utilized for generation of renewable wind energy.
Planning for development of solar energy and independent power generation is also afoot which would make DCK self sufficient in energy requirement. There is abundance of underground water of high quality to meet the DCK’s water requirements. A number of wells have already been dug with success.
President DRS thanked Project Director DHA City Karachi and his team and expressed his confidence that the enthusiasm and professional dedication with which the development work in the area is in progress, suggests that DCK would soon emerge as the best and the biggest residential area of the region.