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United Nations Initiates Climate-Resilient Housing Project in Pakistan

United Nations Initiates Climate-Resilient Housing Project in Pakistan

Islamabad: The GHAR (Green Housing Affordable Resilient) program, initiated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), is geared towards equipping government institutions and prestigious academia with enhanced technical capabilities in the designing, construction, and management of climate-resilient housing.

It has been confirmed that UNOPS Pakistan will execute this initiative in collaboration with the provincial governments of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The objective is to enhance building performance through a comprehensive approach that includes research and development, interactive dialogues between institutions and academia, training, and practical communication on passive techniques.

UNOPS Pakistan is working on three key components to advance the adoption of green building codes for climate-resilient, sustainable, and inclusive housing: communication, training, and demonstration strategies.

Pakistan is experiencing rapid urbanization and growth in the construction sector, particularly in housing. This trend is projected to cause a significant increase in the percentage of people living in urban areas from 37% in 2020 to 60% in 2050. The national population is expected to grow from PKR 225 million in 2021 to an estimated PKR 310 million in 2050.

UNOPS has taken a strong stance on involving all stakeholders, including academia, government, and professionals, positioning itself as a technical leader in green and resilient housing initiatives. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtorspk blogs.

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