LDA Commissioner and Director-General Muhammad Ali Randhawa had a fruitful discussion with a renowned group from the World Bank on Thursday at the LDA office in Lahore. This gathering signalled the start of a promising partnership intended to advance green and sustainable building methods in Lahore. This is a significant development.
The World Bank Group reaffirmed its commitment to assisting programmes. It will promote the adoption of green construction practices around the city. The group emphasised the necessity for joint investment and promotion of green buildings. While also emphasising the significance of involving many stakeholders, including the business sector and builders.
Experts from the World Bank will enhance their technical know-how and give programme officers thorough training. It will guarantee the success of this endeavour. These officers are to be given the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively advocate for and promote adopting green building practices as part of this capacity-building initiative.
The team took important updates from Commissioner, who highlighted the recent improvement in the LDA rules’ need for rooftop gardening, which is currently an astounding 50%. They also urged building owners to adopt sustainable practices by adding solar panels and cultivating rooftop gardens.
Commissioner used the chance to evaluate the effectiveness of the international counter and the senior citizen desk. He gave the One Window director the order to provide foreign Pakistanis’ demands priority attention. The goal is to guarantee that foreign nationals receive fast help and that they do not waste their precious time.
LDA and the World Bank group’s joint endeavour represents a significant advancement in Lahore’s efforts. It will promote sustainable development and green building techniques. The city may set the path for a greener future while encouraging economic growth and better the quality of life for its citizens by embracing green buildings.