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Belarus Honorary Consul, LDA’s S M Imran Discuss Lahore’s Development, Mutual Cooperation

-- LDA approves as many as 576 plans for permitting constructions of new building in the city

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LAHORE– Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus Walid Mushtaq called on Vice Chairman Lahore Development Authority Sheikh Muhammad Imran and discussed with him matters pertaining to the development of the city and other issues of mutual interest.

Prospects for benefiting from Belarus’s experience in the fields of town planning and investment were also reviewed at this occasion.

S.M Imran told the visiting honorary consul about the legislation introduced by LDA for facilitating the people. He briefed the guests about the measures taken by LDA for encouraging construction sector in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

He informed that a Building and Zoning Regulations had been approved for encouraging construction of high rise buildings in the city besides framing Land Use Rules 2020 for giving boost to commercial and economic activities by allowing conversion of plots for different commercial/ industrial uses.

He further told that procedure for sanction of private housing schemes had been simplified and now a scheme would be approved within 30 days. A deadline of 30 days had been set for approving building plans for new buildings and completion certificates for buildings were also being issued within 30 days.

Plans Approved

Under the supervision of Director General Lahore Development Authority Ahmad Aziz Tarar, the relevant staff has approved as many as 576 plans for permitting constructions of new building in the city besides allowing addition and alteration in 162 existing structures during a period of recent three months. Completion Certificates have also been issued to 59 new buildings during this period.

A total of 1133 applications had been submitted at the One Window Cell of LDA for seeking approval of buildings plans for construction of new buildings of different nature in various localities of the city out of which 576 had been approved while 349 were in process and only 207 had been returned back to the applicants because of being incomplete of lacking necessary documents.

For getting permission for addition or alteration in the existing buildings, 345 applications had been submitted out which 162 had been approved while 102 were in process for approval.

LDA received a total of 142 applications for issuance of completions certificate for buildings. The document was issued for 59 buildings while another 76 such cases were in process.

DWP to seek approval of PC-1 for 35,000 residential units

Lahore August 12, 2020: The Development Working Party of Lahore Development Authority has decided for seeking approval of the PC-1 of project for construction of 35,000 residential units under the banner of LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments from the governing body of LDA.

Revised PC-1 amountign to a sum of Rs.47 billion for development of infrastructure in the LDA City housing scheme will also be sent for formal approval by the governing body.

These decisions were taken during a meeting of the Development Working Party of LDA which was participated by Engineer Amir Riaz Qureshi, member governing body of LDA, Chief Engineer Habib Ul Haq Randhawa besides officers from the provincial Finance, P&D and Housing departments.***

10 structures demolished

During its operation against unlawful constructions, staff of the Town Planning Wing of Lahore Development Authority demolished 10 structures at different housing schemes in the city.— PRESS RELEASE