Lahore, January 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that in order to ensure expeditious completion of Naya Pakistan Housing Project, increasing capacity building of Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) is indispensable. He expressed these views while presiding over meeting of PHATA Board of Directors in which DG PHATA Nadeem Sarwar and members of Board of Directors also participated. DG PHATA Nadeem Sarwar apprised the participants about decisions being implemented during the previous meeting.
Capacity-building of PHATA with regard to Naya Pakistan Housing Project was also being comprehensively reviewed during the meeting. Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed on this occasion said that finance, engineering, planning and procurement departments of PHATA should be upgraded. In addition to this legal, IT, marketing and communication departments should be also be strengthened.
The restructuring of PHATA will also help in escalating completion of Naya Pakistan Housing Project, he added. Comprehensive planning is being undertaken with regard to launching Naya Pakistan Housing Project in different cities. The process of balloting of applications being received with regard to provision of houses under this project in six cities is also completed, he concluded. Proposed amendments with regard to PHATA Ordinance 2002 have also been submitted during the meeting.
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