National workshop on affordable housing held at NED University

KARACHI:National Workshop on ‘Affordable Housing’ was held at NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi.

The workshop primarily focused on the technological innovations and construction materials which can turn the Government of Pakistan’s (GoP) dream of affordable housing into reality.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Other dignitaries including, Chair of Prime Minister Task Committee on Affordable Housing Zaigham Rizvi, Vice Chancellor NED University of Engineering and Technology Dr Sarosh H. Lodi along with prominent leaders from Educational, Industrial and Government Sectors of Pakistan.

Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) manufacturer of PVC resin (raw material) in Pakistan participated in the event to promote PVC end consumer products used in construction industry. EPCL not only show-cased variety of PVC finished products but also created awareness of locally manufactured PVC products thus increasing the knowledge of the participants on how these products hold the key for reducing the overall cost of affordable housing project.

Abdul Qayoom Shaikh (GM Marketing) led EPCL’s delegation at the event and shared that PVC products can play a vital role in improving the esthetics of houses constructed under the Affordable Housing Scheme.

CEO Engro Polymers Imran Anwar and Chemicals Limited said “The Affordable Housing scheme is a great initiative of the GoP which will help to the quality of lives of great many people. We would like to extend our support to this initiative and would like to work with the GoP to reduce the cost of the project by using PVC based local application used in construction”.

This event has further accelerated the start of collaboration between Academia, Industry and Government for not just knowledge sharing but also creating an eco-system where stake-holders from across Pakistan can work together for success of Naya Pakistan Housing Project.