Karachi: The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has said that development activities on the site of its new project, DHA City Karachi, which is located near the Super Highway, have started and that the DCK site would be operational once the 13 projects under the immediate action plan of the project are completed.

DCK’s development strategy was discussed at a meeting of the steering committee of DHA’s new residential-cum-commercial project. The meeting was chaired by Administrator DHA Brigadier Aamer Raza Qureshi.

Project Director DCK, Brig (retired) Muhammad Rafique told the meeting that the works to be executed under the immediate action plan included DCK’s boundary wall and tracks, watch towers, entrance gate, major access roads, central facility building, information centre and staff accommodation.

He said that six contractors had already mobilized to the site of the project, while another seven contractors would begin development work within a month. He opined that this would give an impetus to the pace of the on ground development work.

He said that the quality, precision and transparency in executing the projects were being ensured by a consultant team that was monitoring and supervising development around the clock.

Qureshi asked the team and consultants of the DCK project to give the top most priority to providing basic living needs like water and electricity in the area to ensure pragmatic and reliable project development.

He also instructed DCK’s team to adhere to the stipulated timelines in the execution of the project. DCK Consultant Lead Architect, Atif Osmani, said that five residential sectors—each with its own architectural style—were being developed under the Short Term Development Plan to make DCK a habitable entity by 2015-2016.