KARACHI: All real estate projects under construction in the city, including residential and commercial buildings have been directed to set up boards displaying a Quick Response (QR) code to help citizens determine the legal status of the projects quickly, by the provincial government.
The initiative has been launched against the illegal construction projects in the provincial capital.
The QR codes will be issued by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA).
In a meeting held with a delegation of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD), Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah asked the association to get the QR codes issued and displayed for their upcoming building projects from the authority to ensure authorization by the SBCA.
In addition, the representative association of real estate developers announced to help the provincial government to build low-cost housing projects for the low-income segments of the society under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode of development.
The concerned local government department has been directed to prepare a summary on the basis of the proposal submitted by ABAD for approval by the provincial cabinet.
CM Syed Murad Ali Shah further assured that the procedure of getting approval from the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency for new building projects would be simplified in order to facilitate the developers, resolve pertaining issues and boost construction activity in Karachi.
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