Lahore: The Punjab government has decided to develop a rural housing project on an immediate basis in its bid to provide affordable accommodations in the rural areas of the province, a news source reported. Provincial Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed expressed his view on the matter during a meeting on Thursday.
Under this project, the government plans to provide residential facilities on easy instalments to 50 homeless people from selected villages in every district of the province. Secretary Housing and Urban Development Nasim Sadiq explained the selection procedure pertaining to the identification of land for the said project.
In response, the minister instructed the Housing Task Force to prepare a realistic financial model for the construction of low-cost houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Project. Moreover, he directed the New Cities Committee to submit their report pertaining to setting up new cities in the province.
He stressed on the need to establish new cities on an immediate basis in order to reduce the population burden and traffic congestion in major urban centres.
The participants also discussed matters with regard to logistical concerns related to the project such as construction expenditures, housing patterns, building material, and models of the houses.