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New directorate will oversee development in private schemes

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has established a separate directorate for executing development works in private housing schemes that fail to accomplish those tasks. The funds raised through the auction of plots mortgaged with the LDA will be used for the development work in the housing society in question.

This was decided, on Monday, in the governing body meeting of the LDA which was chaired by District Co-ordination Officer Ahad Khan Cheema.
The meeting was attended by LDA Director General Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, WASA Managing Director Dr Javed Iqbal, LDA Additional Director General (HQ) Hafiz Ihsanul Haque, TEPA Chief Engineer Saifur Rahman, LDA Chief Engineer Asrar Saeed and representatives of the Local Government, Housing, Planning & Development and Finance Departments besides administrators of the nine towns.

The directorate will also monitor the quality of ongoing development works carried out by developers in private housing schemes, the meeting decided.

The meeting also agreed that new vacancies will not be created for the directorate and that it will be set up without incurring additional cost. Staff will be shifted from other directorates to the new directorate.

The directorate will be headed by an engineering directorate director (BS-19). Some officers of deputy director rank as well as assistant directors from the metropolitan planning wing, the town planning wing, the engineering and estate management directorates will also be posted to the directorate.

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