ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (Online): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to immediately start work on the housing projects for the poor and low income groups.
He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad Friday which reviewed progress on a range of projects including Ravi Urban Development, Central Business District, relocation of Walton airport and the one of providing low cost housing units to the people in the surroundings of Punjab.
The Prime Minister directed that timelines should be set for completion of the low cost housing units.
The meeting was informed that low cost houses of three to five Marla will initially be in the twenty five to twenty seven districts of Punjab and later its scope will be expanded to eighty seven different locations. In the initial phase, the Punjab government will provide land and capital for the project.
Regarding Ravi Urban Development Project, Prime Minister Imran Khan said this is 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.
The meeting was informed that matters pertaining to the design of Ravi city project have reached the final stage. It was informed that steps are being taken to hold an investors conference. The meeting was also informed about the progress made so far for the acquisition of land for the project.
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.