Low Cost Housing Details

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  • Partner: SBBHC
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  • Project Date: 01-07-2014 to 31-07-2016
  • Publish: Dec 12, 2019
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Implementation of Low Cost Housing Project with support of Benazir Housing cell project in District Shaheed Benazirabad

Following the expression of interest published by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Housing cell (BHC) Govt of Sindh, BASIC development foundation being one of the pro- active society organizations has also applied for the BHC project. After complete scrutiny and bidding process, BASIC development foundation was declared for district Shaheed Benazir Abad. The project costs worth of Rs107400000-00. Allocated for the construction of 400 low cost housing units for most vulnerable population

Project MOU signing

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Housing cell and BASIC development foundation (BASIC DF) has reached on memorandum of understanding signed on April 2014

The MOU underscored the need for the construction of 400 low cost housing units in most deprived and vulnerable areas of district Shaheed Benazirabad to provide sustainable shelter to homeless population in district. After the signing of MOU, BASIC development foundation has formally launched the BHC project in district Shaheed Benazir Abad from June 2014.

Project activities and implementation process

The BHC program is unique in its nature; it aims to provide housing units to highly poor population. BASIC being a committed organization of to serve deprived communities has opted to implement the project in district Shaheed Benazir Abad to provide housing units to the needy population. After the signing of MOU, BASIC has undertaken the following activities, to implement project in district.

Major project activities

·         Establishment of Project Office

·         Deployment of Staff

·         Detailed Survey of Project Villages

·         Procurement of Materials

·         Establishing Baseline through Photo and Video documentation

·         Procurement of Building Materials

·         Meetings with Communities

·         Selection of House Sites according to Village Master Plans

·         Deployment of Labor

·         Start of Civil Works (Excavation for Foundation, Completion of Foundation Construction of Columns and Walls, Construction of Roof and Finishing Works)

·         On-site training of skilled and semi-skilled artisans

·         Field Visits, Monitoring of Physical Works

·         Handing over ceremonies in each village

·         Submission of Project Progress Report

·         Project completion Ceremony


After the signing of Project MOU, BASIC DF has initiated to implement with above mentioned major project activities. The project is under way and activities are being implemented with complete sequence.

Baseline Survey to ascertain needy population

BASIC underwent a massive activity of baseline to ascertain the needy population for the allocation of housing units. In this massive activity, BASIC has coordinated with District Govt Shaheed Benazir Abad and Govt of Sindh to finalize the list of the beneficiaries of the project. After the selection of deserved community member, and necessary consultation and evaluation by Govt of Sindh, following number community members were finalized as the allotters of the Housing units of the project.

Specification of housing unit

Govt of Sindh has imitated this low cost Housing scheme with name of Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan; it is being implemented in those of the areas which have been ravaged in flood, horrible monsoon rains and other natural calamities. The major object of the project is to provide a housing unit comprising two beds to those of the vulnerable communites living shelter less or under open sky.

The house will comprise on the following components:


·         Two bed rooms measuring            -            12’-0”X10’-0”

·         One verandah measuring -                          5’-0”X10-’3”

·         One Toilet measuring                    -            4’-0” X 7’-0”

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