PESHAWAR: Master plan of the mega “New Peshawar Valley” housing project has been finalised and it would be formally approved inthe Peshawar Development Authority’s board meeting next week.

The decision was made in a meeting withChief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair, said an official statement here on Sunday. The meeting was given a detailed briefing about the master plan of the project.

The statement said that 36 per cent area of the housing scheme had been allocated for residential apartments and the remaining area would be utilised for public buildings, commercial spaces, parking, parks, open spaces, graveyard, utility areas, roads and other facilities, which were essential for any modern housing society.

In the detailed master plan, 76,000 residential plots of different categories have been proposed under the project. Other key features of the project include sports city, education city and health city, which will be equipped with facilities of international standard, it said.

Cultural village, Gandhara museum, theme park, forest, adventure area and other facilities have been included in the project.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, while agreeing in principle to the proposed master plan, convened a meeting of the PDA board next week and said that it would formally approve the master plan.

He said that the New Peshawar Valley was the only project which was being set up under the land-sharing formula. On this occasion, the chief minister directed the quarters concerned to fulfil all necessary requirements for issuance of allotment letters of plots to the owners of verified lands by the end of May as per agreed formula.

He alsodirectedto simultaneously start work on different portions of the project for its speedy completion and that all concerned stakeholders be taken on board in this process.

Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2022

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