Karachi: Commander 5 Corps Lt. Gen Shahid Iqbal who is also President Executive Board DHA visited the sites of various DHA projects here today. Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi accompanied the Corps Commander.
The Corps Commander on his visit to DHA Cogen Power and Desalination Plant was given an update about the progress made so far to make the desalination operational.
Corps Commander directed Defence Cogen Ltd (DCL) to leave no stone unturned in making the desalination plant operational in quickest possible time. He said that in view of the ongoing frequent power outages and scarcity of water in the city it was imperative that the desalination plant starts functioning at the earliest.
He was informed that the damaged gas turbine of the plant had already been repaired while the required components of the damaged plant had arrived Karachi. Corps Commander directed DCL to ensure necessary mobilization of Siemens experts from Germany to make the plant operational. CEO DCL Mr Nasim Khan said that the non operational desalination plant was expected to start its operations in a six weeks time.
Later the Corps Commander laid the foundation stone of a new generation of CBC Complaint and Facilitation Centre being built at Defence Authority Nisar Shaheed Park in DHA Phase-II. The state-of-the-art computerized Facilitation Centre will ensure speedy and efficient resolution of residents’ civic complaints in the area.
The Corps Commander directed CBC and DHA to provide best possible facilities to its residents and to respond to their problems with a sense of dedication. He asked DHA/CBC staff to adopt resident friendly policies in all their undertaking and to work collectively with residents to achieve the goals of a healthy, vibrant and efficient civic life.
CEO Cantonment Board Clifton Ms Zeenat Ahmad thanked President Cantt Board Brig Khalid Tirmizi for his conceptual vision and the land provided by DHA to make a Facilitation Centre which would provide all facilities to the resident at one window. She also thanked Corps Commander for his patronage and presence at the ceremony.
She said that the new centre would provide on line access to the residents for registration and monitoring their complaints.
She said that the modern facilitation complex would have complaint desk, facilitation desk, fully computerized automated services, bank facility and facilities for generation of CBC tax bills, submission of building control plans, issuance of birth/death certificates under one roof. A Rapid Response Team for sewerage and light complaints would remain standby at the Centre.
The air-conditioned multistorey civic complex would have proper seating and public toilet facilities. The model facilitation centre would be ready in 8 to 10 months time and more civic centres would be built in other phases of DHA in future.
Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi briefed the Corps Commander about the DHA projects during the visit.
Source: DHA Karachi