KARACHI – Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi visited the infrastructure development site of DHA Phase-VIII to review the progress of work being carried out in the area. Engineers of DHA Phase VIII, contractors concerned and project consultants were present on the occasion.

DHA Phase-VIII is spread over an area of approx 4,150 acres of land, which is almost half the size of total DHA and has remained under developed for the last three decades. Presently, the work on development and construction of streets, water distribution system, sewerage lines, electric distribution networks, construction of major roads including drainage works, main trunk line and water storage facilities in the area is in progress.

The infrastructure development of Sector A and Sector B of HA Phase-VIII is being carried out by M/S China Geo Engineering Company while roads are being constructed by NLC and FWO under the consultancy of M/S Osmani & Company. The Administrator gave a number of on spot decisions and directions to expedite the ongoing work at a fast pace. Tirmizi directed the concerned department to ensure that all contractual and procedural issues of the project were resolved forthwith and things should start moving ahead towards completion. He said that no further time lines for completion of stipulated projects would be given in future. He emphasised the need to ensure that the ongoing infrastructure work was of high quality as per the sound engineering standards and should be completed at the earliest without any further delay. He said that an early completion of work would open a new chapter of development and progress in the area.

The Administrator visited the area of Zulfiqar Commercial Centre and saw the ongoing work of lying of water pipe lines, sewerage lines and drainage system in the area. The construction of street roads with raised asphalet surface tops and proper road slopes for drainage of rainwater are in the final phase of completion.

The major infrastructure and foundation laying work of Commercial Centre has already been completed and in approx four to five months complete infrastructure including major roads would be completed. The area would be opened for construction by end of April 2010. He hoped that with development of Commercial Centre in the area a new leaf of progress and prosperity would unfold in the area. The Administrator also visited the site of Al Murtaza Commercial Centre in Sec B of Phase-VIII and also selected a suitable site for making a helipad in the area. The Administrator inaugurated the newly constructed offices of DHA Phase-VIII on Khayaban -e-Mujahid DHA Phase-V. The elegantly designed offices are well equipped with computers and maps and all updated information about DHA Phase VIII development project will be available there. The office will act as a hub centre to monitor the progress of ongoing infrastructure development works and will give a fillip to the ongoing development activity in the area.

Source: The Nations