FGEHA gets Rs23.2b from members for plots

Authority says development work going on in Green Enclave-I housing project


​ Our Correspondent March 06, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Housing and Works has received around Rs23.235 billion from the eligible members who had shown their consent to get residential plots in the multiple residential schemes in the federal capital during the last 10 years.

According to a statement issued by the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA), it had issued consent letters to its members for Green Enclave-I, Green Enclave-II, Thallian Housing Scheme, housing projects in sectors F-14 and F-15 and Park Road Housing Scheme.

FGEHA said it had received Rs1.075 billion from the members of Bhara Kahu (GE-I), Rs6.016 billion from Bhara Kahu (GE-II), Rs11.8 billion from sector F-14 and F-15, Rs2.46 billion from Thallian Housing Scheme and Rs1.8 billion from Park Road Housing Scheme.

The development work has already started in Green Enclave-I housing project where the plots would be handed over to the allottees after the development work was over.

Regarding Green Enclave-II, the joint venture partner could not provide land which resulted in the termination of the contract. Later, a joint venture agreement on land sharing basis was concluded with another land provider and developer, adjacent to the scheme in October, 2019.

The land up to 6,000 kanals already mutated in the name of the FGEHA and development work started with access to site already completed. The layout plan is in final stage, initial allotment would be made in 30-45 days and development work would start in 60 days and to be ready for possession in one year.

Regarding Thallian scheme, the document said the efforts were underway to resolve access and approach through joint venture partner and National Highway Authority (NHA) from Motorway in the form of dedicated interchange.

The housing schemes Sector F-14, F-15 and Park Road were presently under litigation in the Supreme Court and the development work on the schemes would be started after the decision of the court and acquisition of land in these sectors.

As many as 8,000 employees of the federal government have submitted applications for the apartment scheme launched by the Federal Government Employees Association Authority (FGEHA), The Express Tribune has learnt.

The FGEHA has completed the construction of as many as 12,000 apartments under the project in different parts of the country. The ongoing registration process is expected to end on February 14.

The government employees can also avail a loan from the House Building Finance Company Limited (HBFC).

The projects completed by FGEHA in Islamabad and Rawalpindi include the Rawalpindi Skyline Apartments, New Airport Scheme and Bedian Road Scheme.

Serving and retired employees of the federal government and autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions, their widows, media people and employees of the ministry of housing and works and its subordinate institutions are eligible for applying in the scheme and they would be allotted flats on a first-come-first-served basis.

The allotment under the project would not be affected if an employee was already allotted a land, flat or a house.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2020.

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