Three K-P housing schemes inaugurated

CM Gandapur says provincial govt launches three new schemes on public-private partnership to meet housing needs

Our Correspondent June 06, 2024
Federal Minister for Interior Mohsin Naqvi and Federal Minister for Energy Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari in a meeting with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur in Islamabad on May 27, 2024. PHOTO: PID


Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur on Wednesday launched three new housing schemes under the Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) including the Hangu Township, Dangram Housing Scheme, Swat and the Mega City, Nowshera with the aim of ensuring provision of better and affordable residential facilities to the general public.

A ceremony in this regard was held at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar which was attended by Special Assistant to CM Dr Amjad Ali, Member of National Assembly (MNA) Amjad Khan, Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Mian Sharafat Ali and other senior officials.

As per details, the Hangu Township, spreading over 8,362 kanals of land, will house 10,162 commercial and residential plots of different sizes. The Dangram Housing Scheme, covering 501 kanals, will house 682 commercial and residential plots, and the Mega City, Nowshera, covering 1,750 kanals, will have 3,500 plots of different sizes, both commercial and residential.

It is pertinent to mention here that the aforementioned housing schemes are to be collectively developed at an estimated cost of Rs21 billion.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the Chief Minister said that provision of affordable residential facilities to the public was the responsibility of the government, adding that the provincial government had launched the three new schemes on public-private partnership to meet the housing needs of the people.

He further said that the incumbent government would give plots of five marlas free of cost to the heirs of the government officials and personnel of various forces who had embraced martyrdom in the line of duty. He added that new housing schemes worth Rs85 billion were also in the pipeline which, alongside meeting the housing needs, would also generate employment opportunities.

The Chief Minister remarked that the provincial government, since its inception, had completed the planning phases of different sectors that had the potential of generating revenue for the province.

Gandapur said that the government would welcome local as well as foreign investment in various sectors including mining, energy, tourism and housing, adding that all-out facilities would be extended to investors through the ease- of-doing-business policy of the government.

Gandapur on Thursday also inaugurated the Nasir Bagh feeder route of the BRT (DR-14), thereby increasing the total number of BRT feeder routes to sixteen.

The 18 km-long new feeder route, with alignment from Board Bazar to DHA via Regi Model Town, would have a total of 16 bus stops.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2024.


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