An impressive yet simple groundbreaking ceremony of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Business Hub was held on Friday at DHA Phase 8.
DHA Administrator Lahore Brig (r) Zafar Yaseen Babar graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a welcome address by the DHA director (Special Projects).
In his speech, DHA Administrator Brig Zafar Yasin Babar said that the DHA Lahore had been expanded from 34,000 kanals to 300,000 kanals which in turn had boosted the business activities. “The Business Hub is a virtual one-start-shop for local and foreign businesses and entrepreneurs. It is a milestone, which the DHA has achieved to facilitate its residents and the general public to provide them with the golden investment opportunities.”
He added, “Realising the remarkable expansion of the community, business standards of the 21st century and DHA’s commitment and passion; the project of Business Hub at Commercial Broadway (Phase-8) was planned to meet the requirements of modern business culture, environment and ethics and to add towards ambiance and stunning architecture.”
“Planned at the prime location of Commercial Broadway, the DHA’s owned Business Hub is envisaged to provide modern and luxurious facilities to our business community, which include penthouse offices with designated lifts, corporate offices and office workspaces of varying sizes and layout, grand entrance and reception lobbies, business lounge, combined lounges with perfect corporate environment for business meetings, corporate meeting rooms, video conferencing rooms, gaming zones, gym and cigar lounges, rooftop garden, complete wooden deck rooftop, sky lounge, open roof cafeteria and a car parking of approximately 300 cars. He went on to say, “To conceive and implement the project, we have selected renowned consultant Amad Anwar and Partners for designing the iconic project, and Kingcrete Builders for its construction.” The DHA Lahore, he said, had started many projects of international standard. He remarked that he was engrained by the wonderful efforts of the DHA Special Projects branch in achieving and maintaining high standards of construction and business development projects.
A large number of dignitaries, heads of multinational enterprises, renowned business firms, DHA residents, real estate developers and dealers, and officials of Amad Anwar and Partners, Kingcrete Builders and senior officers of DHA Lahore attended the ceremony.