Islamabad, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized on creating job opportunities by promoting the construction sector, which will help overcome economic losses due to COVID-19 pandemic. Chairing weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, Construction, and Development in Islamabad on Thursday, he directed to simplify administrative procedures for investors.
Chief Secretary Sindh informed the meeting that 877 and 10 applications have so far been received respectively for the construction of residential and industrial projects since 17 April this year. He said permission has been granted to 363 projects, which comprise 12 million square feet construction size. The meeting was told that a massive sale in cement, steel, tiles, and ceramics has been witnessed in the province. It was said that online monitoring system is in place for timely evaluation and checking of documents.
The Prime Minister said Karachi is economic hub of the country and it has special importance for the construction sector. Chief Secretary Balochistan apprised the meeting that processing of applications for 1,067 commercial and 20,33 residential projects is underway in Balochistan. Chairman Capital Development Authority informed that an agreement has been signed with 1-link for online payment of fees to facilitate investors. He said property documents are being digitized. The meeting was also apprised on the continuing anti-encroachment campaign in Islamabad.
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