PM sees construction of 5m houses vital to set economy moving

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Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said the construction of five million houses would kickstart from Gwadar to benefit the poor fishermen and later commence in Peshawar and other parts of the country to provide affordable housing units to the low income people.
The prime minister was speaking as a chief guest during the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Government of Pakistan (GoP) , United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Sustainable Housing Solutions (SHS), for NAYA Pakistan Housing Programme.
The MoU signed by UNOPS, Sustainable Housing Solutions (SHS) and the Government of Pakistan to build 500,000 new homes is a part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plans to build five million housing units in the country.
The prime mister termed the financial and technical assistance from the UNOPS and SHS as a landmark event to accelerate the wheels of economy by overcoming the shortage of housing units in the country, besides creating job opportunities.
He noted that the government was making efforts to bring about an economic turnaround, which had suffered due to the plunder in the last one decade.—APP

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