Islamabad: Naya Pakistan Housing Development Authority (NAPHDA) Chairman Lieutenant General (retired) Anwar Ali Hyder on Monday inaugurated the ‘first prefabricated house in Pakistan’, according to the news sources.
The authority had collaborated with a Korean firm called ‘G-Songuo’ to construct the ‘state-of-the-art modular model house’ in Islamabad. Representatives of the Korean firm presented a demo house unit yesterday at the Pak-China Friendship Center in Islamabad.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Hyder said that the provision of low-cost housing for the lower and middle-income segments of the society was a top priority for the government. He stated that the executive would facilitate builders and other stakeholders to ‘materialise this dream of low-cost houses for the less-privileged society sections in every possible way’.
These pre-fabricated house consist of fully-furnished single storey-two bedroom units and have been constructed within seven days. According to reports, these houses have a life span of 50 years and have been developed using G-Songuo’s composite insulation wall, which is 43 times more durable than brick walls and will help bring down the utility bills.
These houses are also earthquake and fire-resistant. The Korean firm developing these houses have expressed that they can develop one to four-story houses and apartment buildings with a similar technique. The said firm has also expressed an avid interest in bringing its production and technology customization to Pakistan. The representative of the firm said that the company can facilitate the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s vision of 5-million houses by constructing 8,000 houses and apartments per year with a single production facility. The production capacity can also be increased as per the requirement.