Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday (February 11) paid a surprise visit to the construction site of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA)’s low-cost ‘Kashmir Avenue’ apartment project in G-13, news sources reported. The premier expressed his concerns over the slow pace of work on the construction site.
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According to FGEHA sources, officials briefed PM Khan about the pace of work and stated that the rise of building material prices has resulted in a significant delay in the project. Prices have also had an impact on Sector G-13’s Kashmir Avenue and Lifestyle Residency developments. The FGEHA is constructing the three-building project in G-13 for low-cost housing for middle-class people. As per the sources, the project has:
- Three towers, each with a basement and ground-plus 21 floors.
- A total of 1,467 apartments out of which 714 will have a 1,300 sq ft land area each while 753 apartments will have 1,100 square feet each
- The basements of the buildings will be reserved for car parking and the ground floors for amenities
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In addition to the G-13 flats, FGEHA is building three other apartment developments in Islamabad: Skyline Apartments near the International Airport, Chaklala Heights in Scheme-111 Rawalpindi, and Lifestyle Residency in Lahore.