LAHORE: To encourage the vision of the federal government, the Lahore Development Authority has given a go-ahead to construct the tallest building in the city at the Finance and Trade Centre in Johar Town.
The 500-foot high-rise building will be constructed on a 44 kanal piece of land and will house an international chain. It will comprise 45 floors and three basements.
LDA approved the building plan for construction of this structure. Chief Town Planner Syed Nadeem Akhter Zaidi and Additional Director General Housing Zarif Iqbal Satti handed over the approved plan to the representatives of the constructor and financier.
Environment Protection Agency and Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Agency have given an NOC for the construction of this building.
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A grey water treatment plant will be installed in this building and the treated water will be used for chillers and horticulture purposes.
The building will also have arrangements for collection and storage of rainwater, its recycling as well as treatment and for recharging of the underground water table.
With a vision to develop this area as the new financial hub of provincial metropolis, Lahore Development Authority has informed the district administration and Rescue 1122 to make special arrangements for the area to cope with an emergency situation like fire and other such situations.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2019.