Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed the concerned authorities to immediately start work on housing projects for poor and low-income groups.
The directions from PM Imran came while chairing a meeting in Islamabad which reviewed progress on a range of projects including Ravi Urban Development, Central Business District, relocation of Walton airport and providing low-cost housing units to the people in the suburbs of Punjab. “Timelines should be set for completion of the low-cost housing units,” the premier directed.
The forum was also informed that low-cost houses of three to five marla would initially be in the 25 to 27 districts of Punjab and later its scope would be expanded to 87 different locations.
According to reports, the Punjab government would provide land and capital for the project in the initial phase. Regarding Ravi Urban Development Project, Prime Minister Imran said the project was of immense importance for the socio-economic development of the people of Lahore “This will not only create economic activities but also provide job opportunities to the people,” he added.The forum was further informed about matters pertaining to progress made for the land acquisition for Ravi City Project and the design, which had reached the final stage. It was informed that steps were being taken to hold an investors’ conference.
Regarding the Central Business District Project and relocation of Walton airport, the meeting was informed that the commercial, retail and residential zoning of the projects is being done as per the international standards.
Meanwhile, chairing a high-level meeting on prices of essential items, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to bring down the prices of essential items ahead of the holy month. Imran directed to ensure uninterrupted availability of essential items at affordable rates in the markets during the holy month of Ramazan.