Mega projects in Lahore, Karachi to have positive impact on economy: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the mega-urban development projects of Ravi City, Lahore and Bundle Island, Karachi would bring in a positive impact on the country’s economy.

While presiding over a meeting of the working groups of Pakistan Island Development Authority (PIDA) and Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA), he said Pakistan’s coastal-line was not only appropriate for tourism but also had the potential of creating various investment opportunities.

Prime Minister Imran said the two mega projects, besides promoting the local industries, would also assist create employment opportunities in the country.

The Ravi City project, besides reducing the pressure on the urban population in the big city of Lahore, would introduce new dimensions of urban planning in the country, the prime minister added.

On this occasion, the PM was briefed that the urban centers at Ravi City and Bundle Island would be constructed for the first time in the country’s history in line with the principles of a green metropolis.

It was also informed that the survey of 18600 acres of land for the construction had been completed, which did not require any evacuation or dislocation of the local residents.

Ravi City project, besides providing the residential facilities of international standards to the people, would prove to be a model in the region to follow due to the availability of basic amenities like sewerage, underground water tanks, safety and environmental protection, the meeting was informed.

 

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