Work started on Ravi Urban Development Project
LAHORE: While presiding over a meeting on the River Ravi Urban Development project (RRUDP) and Karachi islands project, Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that FWO and NLC have initiated work on the RRUDP.
The attendees of the meeting included Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and senior officials of the Pakistan Islands Development Authority and the RUDP.
Various Chinese firms have come forward for joint ventures with local firms for the development of the RUDP, the meeting was informed.
The urban development project, spanning over an area of 103,271 acres is aimed at improving the living condition and boosting the economy will be divided into three phases.
Under this project, twelve specialised cities, a lake, barrages and other amenities will be developed.
While briefing the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities to ensure timely completion of both the projects, namely RUDP in Lahore and Bundal and Buddo islands project in Karachi.
Both the projects will not only help lessen the increasing housing demand but also have environmental benefits.
Chairing a separate weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, Construction and Development, PM Imran Khan directed the relevant authorities to ensure facilitation of the construction-related allied industries.
While briefing those in attendance, Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Mr. Aamir Ali Ahmed informed that work on authority’s automation will be concluded by the end of this month.
The automation of processes and procedures will facilitate the citizens by giving them ease of access.
Furthermore, PM Imran Khan also discussed the progress of the ongoing housing projects while talking to Housing and Works Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema.
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