Islamabad: Minister for Communications Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan on Tuesday directed National Highway Authority (NHA) to accelerate the pace of work on NHA housing project so that its benefits could instantly be transferred to the employees.
He issued these instructions during a presentation in the Ministry where NHA Chairman Altaf Ahmed Ch. gave the minister a detailed briefing about various aspects of the project. The minister was informed that Rs1.7 billion housing project was launched in 2004 and was meant to be completed in 2006. The project, however, got delayed owing to various land acquisition related issues. The minister was told that land acquisition process had been duly completed and efforts were being made for an early development of the project.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the housing project was meant for the betterment of NHA employees and therefore its early completion was necessary. He said that a lot of precious time had already been wasted and no one could afford to delay the project further. He asked the concerned officials to complete the process of land transfer on emergency basis and directed the contractor to take all the necessary steps in this regard.[The News]