BoG okays Rs8.29b budget of FDA, Wasa

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Ijaz Butt

The Board of Governors of the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) approved the annual budget of Rs8.29 billion of both the FDA and WASA during its 123th meeting held at FDA complex committee.

Chairman FDA Ch Latif Nazar presided over the meeting. Punjab Minister Ch Ajmal Cheema was also present in the meeting while BOG members including FDA Director General Dr Faisal Azim, parliamentarians including Ch Adil Parvez Gujjar, Mian Waris Aziz, Wasa Vice chairman Sh Shahid Javed, Mian Yasir Anwar, Ch Javed Sharif, Syed Sultan Azam, Ch Nasir Mehmood, representatives of the Punjab Housing, Finance and Local Government departments, Divisional Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and chief Metropolitan Municipal Corporation participated in the meeting.

Besides, officers of the FDA and Wasa were also present on the occasion. The meeting endorsed minutes of the previous meeting first of all and approved the annual budget for 2021-2022 and revised budget of 2020-2021 pertaining to the development and non-development estimates of FDA Rs3.67 billion and Wasa Rs4.62 billion.

Earlier, FDA Chairman Ch Latif Nazar welcomed the governing body members and said that efforts were being made to achieve the mission of urban development, public relief, strengthening the institution and improving quality of departmental services.

He asserted that the cooperation and guidance of governing body members was vital to carry forward the departmental measures with complete consensus for achieving the desired results relating to City development and organised town planning.

FDA Director General Dr Faisal Azim informed the participants about the details of consultative process regarding first draft of Faisalabad Master Plan 2021-2041 prepared by Consultant Osmani & Co.

He reminded the representatives of Housing, Local Government and Metropolitan Municipal Corporation to summit their proposals, suggestions and reservations on Master Plan draft in writing.

He also gave updated status of Naya Pakistan Housing project and informed in detail about the feasibility study, survey design and other aspects under preparation of a consultant firm.

During the meeting, other departmental and administrative matters were also came under discussion and the members presented some proposals in this regards.

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