Karachi: An upcoming residential cum commercial project was held at the project’s site astride Super Highway today. Commander 5 Corps Lt Gen Muhammad Zahirul Islam who was the chief guest unveiled the plague that heralded the start of project’s development activities physically on ground.
The Corps Commander termed the occasion as historic and commended DHA for proving itself as a trendsetter in the field of housing and development. He said that with initiation of DCK project, a number of business and economic opportunities would be generated which would give a significant boost to the local economy.
He said that DCK was a versatile project and had tremendous potential to provide an emblem of modern, secure and comfortable living environment to residents. He asked the professional team of DHA and consultants to abide by the target set for the short development term plan which will include roads and infrastructure works along-with amenities such as schools, markets, parks, healthcare facilities, etc apart from construction of town houses in the first sector so that the plot owners start constructing their houses in the picturesque and serene setting of DCK.
Administrator DHA, Brig Aamer Raza Qureshi later talking to the media said that DHA had ensured the ground breaking of the project strictly on schedule setting the pace for speedy development of the first planned, sustainable and green city of Pakistan. He said that DCK was a complete road map of a modern housing enterprise that would guarantee the best civic amenities and a dynamic living environment for its residents.
Brig Aamer said that work on 13 projects including construction of DCK boundary wall, entrance gate, security towers, arterial roads, composite offices/accommodation complex and DCK Information Centre costing Rs. 1 billion under the immediate development plan were starting forthwith and would be completed in twelve months to make DCK site fully operational. He said that 3-5 MGD water would be made available through the ongoing underground water exploration which would be sufficient to meet the requirement of the area for the next eight years up till 2020.
The Administrator said that a significant feature of DCK project was the unique security of the township with two tiers physical security in form of outer and sector boundary walls in addition to full electronic surveillance of the entire DCK area.
Project Dir DCK, Brig (R) M Rafique said that development of the project would be closely monitored/supervised on ground by DCK engineers and consultant’s team at each stage of development to ensure speedy development of the scheme on professional lines.
He said that top-of-the line contractors of the country were involved in the gigantic development of the project and added that development of a theme park and outlet mall would start simultaneously to make DCK site a weekend picnic spot and attractive place for visitors. He said that 4 contractors had already mobilized to the project site while another 7 contractors would mobilize and deploy at the site within a fortnight.
Chief Project Consultant, Engineer Arif Osmani said that work on development of five residential sectors including roads network, parks, green spaces, schools, masjids and all basic amenities under the short term development plan would paradoxically start which would be completed in 3-4 years to make DCK a liveable entity by 2015-16.
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