Faisalabad: Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) Director General (DG) Mohammed Sohail Khawaja on Wednesday stated no housing projects of private developers would be approved if these builders were not registered with the civic agency, according to news sources.
The announcement was made by the during the DG FDA’s meeting with the developers of several private housing schemes. The official implementation of this condition will initiate after it gains the approval of the governing body. According to the FDA, this step has been proposed to stem the mushroom growth of the illegal housing schemes in the city, secure investments of seasoned developers and help citizens avoid fraudulent attempts.
The DG FDA opined that private developers would be registered to ensure that they comply with transparent, stable and legal rules governing the establishment of private housing projects. He said that this development would encourage town planning, safeguard public interest and improve revenue generation.
The private housing project will be categorised under A, B and C groups; A being the project with over 600 kanals, B being housing schemes with 100-600 kanals land area and C being for those developers who plan to establish a housing scheme on less than 100 kanals.
The registered developers’ list will be provided to departments like the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Sui Gas, Metropolitan Corporation, municipal committees and tehsil councils.