KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet has approved for the construction of 6,500 housing units spanning over 248 acres to accommodate families displaced along the three major nullahs.
These individuals will be resettled in housing units provided by the Malir Development Authority (MDA).
Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah presented two proposals during the cabinet meeting: either the affected families receive developed 80 sq yard plots and financial assistance to construct their own houses, or the local government department is responsible for building the houses.
The MDA has already transferred the designated land to the Local Government department, with Rs. 1 billion allocated for development purposes.
The project is estimated to cost around Rs. 10 billion, and the initial paperwork has received approval from the Chief Minister.
Moreover, efforts are underway to expedite the release of funds deposited by Bahria Town to the Supreme Court, as instructed by the Chief Minister, to accelerate progress.
Source: The Nation