The implementation partner will ensure the completion of the construction of the houses as per the design approved by the Sindh government.
Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput said on Tuesday that the flood Affectees will start receiving money from February 8 for the construction of houses.
This he said in a workshop organized by Sindh People’s Housing Foundation (SPHF) in Karachi regarding construction of houses for flood Affected people. World Bank Senior Social Development Specialist Kamran Akbar, CEO Sindh People’s Housing Foundation Khalid Mehmood Sheikh, various NGOs, Implementation Partners of Sindh Government, experts, Students of COMSATS Lahore and architects participated in the workshop.
Sohail Rajput said that the Sindh government has created the Sindh People’s Housing Foundation to build houses for the flood Affectees, which has an independent board of directors. “The houses will be constructed in collaboration with implementation partners such as National Rural Support Program NRSP, Sindh Rural Support Organization NRSO, Thardeep Rural Development Program TRDP, SAFCO Support Foundation and HANDS.”
“This is not only a project to build houses but it will also lead to social uplift of the people as the Sindh government will also provide people with the title documents of the land,” Chief Secretary said.
He further said that the survey has been completed and as per survey 2.058 million houses have been partially or completely damaged by rains and floods in the province.
He also informed the participants that the World Bank has committed $500 million for the housing project; the Sindh government is giving 250 million dollars while the federal government has also promised to provide 250 million dollars.
Chief Secretary Sindh further said that a post-Donors Conference will be held in Karachi on February 8, and a briefing about this project will be given during the conference. “It is hoped that donors will show interest in the housing project”, he said adding that people will start getting money from February 8 for the construction of houses.
“Such houses will be constructed as per multi-hazard resilient standards” he added.
Sohail Rajput further said that 3 lakh rupees will be given for a completely damaged house in installments and 50 thousand rupees for partially damaged houses and the implementation partner will ensure the completion of the construction of the houses as per the design approved by the Sindh government.
During the workshop, various NGOs and construction experts and architects presented models of low-cost houses. (PR)