Senate body reviews progress of PWD projects

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Construction convened by Haji Hidayatullah Khan reviewed the progress of pending and ongoing projects under the Public Works Department (PWD).

While attending the meeting, the Housing Secretary, Imran Zeb, informed that a sum of Rs7 billion has been disbursed to the Akhuwat Foundation, which approves interest-free loans up to Rs1 million to people. The foundation was further accredited to have financed 15,000 houses until June, with a plan to build 44,000 houses by 2023, it was announced.

The Green Enclave-I project, featuring 3,282 plots, is scheduled to be completed by June 20, 2023; the meeting was briefed.

Discussing the Chaklala Heights Rawalpindi apartments, ten per cent of work on the project has been done as the project will be developed by December 30, 2023.

The senate body was also informed of a joint venture under which the housing authority will collaborate with the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to construct 100 houses in Rawalakot, December 30, 2023.

In addition, the authority also plans to build 730 apartments by December 2024 in collaboration with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.


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