Prime Minister Imran Khan has given approval for the establishment of the Construction and Infrastructure Board for addressing the issues being experienced by the construction industry.
PM Khan approved the decision during a meeting with the Construction Association of Pakistan delegation, led by Eng. Arshad Dad Khan, who called on to the PM in his office.
The PM said that the board would be instrumental in addressing the issues being experienced by the constructors, as per the reports of local media.
He also asked the Planning Secretary to form a construction development policy for facilitating all the stakeholders which include the clients, consultants and the contractors.
He observed that the government is focusing on making use of technology and towards making the process digital for curbing human interface, reduce corruption and to ensure the transparency in all business activities.
The delegation lauded PM Khan’s vision in approving the construction sector as industry and the measures being taken by the government towards meeting the current demand for low-cost housing in the nation.
It also suggested many steps for addressing the issues, being experienced by the constructors. These issues include the establishment of the office of Procurement Ombudsman, the formation of the Construction and Infrastructure Board, revising the tax regime, capacity building of the local construction industry, reviewing laws and audit procedures and the lack of standardization.