GDA uplifts ban on new construction in Gwadar

GWADAR: The Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) has uplifted the ban imposed by the Director-General GDA in 2016 on the construction and development activities with immediate effect, announced a notification released by the authority.

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“In exercise of powers conferred under Section 9 of the GDA Act 2003, and with the prior approval of the competent authority, it is hereby notified that the ban on all kinds of NOCs for housing, commercial, industrial, recreational, warehouses and all types of construction and development activities within the jurisdiction of Gwadar Development Autho­rity is here lifted with immediate effect,” read the notification released.

The primary focus of the ban was to align and convert the port city’s master plan into a “smart port city master plan.”

According to the recent developments, before carrying out any type of planning/development activity all government and semi-government bodies are to obtain an NOC issued by the authority to integrate new projects with the master plan.

While conducting a meeting to review the bylaws and working progress of authority, CM Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani had announced to NOCs for construction after approval of the bylaws.

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