Finance Minister chairs meeting to review progress of work on Kohsar Block project

Islamabad, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Finance Minister here on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the progress of work on the Kohsar Block (New Pak Secretariat) project. The meeting was informed that Civil Work of main building and 85% external development Works are completed and remaining work is in progress. The meeting was apprised that HVAC and lift work is also being undertaken. Necessary arrangements are afoot for securing power supply to the building, the meeting was informed.

Finance Minister emphasized completion of HVAC work and installation of lifts on priority and said that all systems should be up and ready by close of December 2016. He said the Kohsar Block would help accommodate scattered government offices, departments under one roof, not only facilitating the general public but also helping to make significant savings under the head of building rent.

The Minister also on the occasion directed that Finance Division and Planning and Development Division to extend maximum facilitation for completion of all necessary works. The 9-storey Kohsar Block with ground floor and two basements, having covered area of 7,69,200 sqft will be the largest office building in the federal capital when completed. Secretary Housing and Works, DG Pak PWD and senior officials of Planning and Development Division and Finance Ministry attended the meeting.

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