LAHORE: In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for encouraging construction of high-rise buildings to save precious land, the Lahore Development Authority on Monday gave a go-ahead for the construction of city’s tallest building at Finance and Trade Centre, Johar Town.
The 500 feet high-rise would be constructed on a 44-Kanal piece of land beside a hotel of an international chain. Chief Town Planner Syed Nadeem Akhter Zaidi and Additional Director General Housing Zarif Iqbal Satti handed over the approved plan to representatives of the Orient Group, the builder and financier of the project.
Environment Protection Agency and Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Agency have also issued no-objection certificates for construction of the building.
A water treatment plant would be installed in this building and the treated water would be used for chillers and horticulture purposes.
The building would also have arrangements for collection and storage of rainwater, its recycling as well as treatment for recharging of the underground water table. In view of the development of the area as the new financial hub of the provincial metropolis, the LDA informed the district administration as well as Rescue-1122 for making special arrangements for the area for coping with any emergency situation like fire incidents and other such situations.
The construction group has also shared its emergency plan with these departments.