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Denso Hall Rahguzar - Tile Work Commences

On December 24th, 2020, HF has started the laying of terracotta cobbles at the Denso Hall Rahguzar - the first segment of the Red Trail that will connect the historic Denso Hall with Kharadar Chowk and the Custom House.

The radial pavement design centralizes around the 12” dia natural ceramic plaques carrying heritage images that are specially fabricated to dot the trail with reminders of Karachi’s glorious past.

The tiles are hand-made in Makli by HF’s Barefoot Entrepreneur women.

Denso Hall Rahguzar -  Tile Work Commences

posted 29d ago

Imtiaz Naqavi Foundation - 3 LOG Homes in Mirpur Khas

By December 1st, 2020, Imtiaz Naqvi Foundation successfully built and funded 3 LOG Shelters in Mirpur Khas, using our Youtube tutorials, online resources (and guidance from our project manager Mr. Naheem Shah).

Mirpur Khas is greatly affected by reoccurring flooding, resulting in loss of life and damage to personal properties, which leaves the villagers in a vulnerable state. On top of that, the cost of reconstruction of a house is unbearable for the affected ones.

LariOcta Green (LOG) has been designed as a flood-proof shelter. Using the quick assembly of prefab panels designed by the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, Imtiaz Naqvi Foundation has managed to make each unit for Rs. 20,000.

Imtiaz Naqavi Foundation -  3 LOG Homes in Mirpur Khas

posted 42d ago

Barefoot Entrepreneurs - Kashi Tiles

On November 19th, 2020, the barefoot entrepreneurs in Makli are making Kashi tiles and will be selling them for about Rs. 10-20 max, with 10 women predicted to make Rs. 7,000 to 8,000 per month. 

Barefoot Entrepreneurs -  Kashi Tiles

posted 50d ago

Urdu News - Finding 'Nineteenth Century Karachi' in 'Concrete Jungle'

Urdu News Coverage on Heritage Foundation of Pakistan’s Denso Hall Rahguzar Scheme in Mariott Road.

https://www.urdunews.com/node/522041?fbclid=IwAR1oOoy2M8lFKDVuDIfrK2273eGSFPW3gK6mEAGtim84rcSvSq42ip0IVRY

Urdu News - Finding 'Nineteenth Century Karachi' in 'Concrete Jungle'

posted 53d ago

Denso Hall Rahguzar - Mariott Road

On November 18th, 2020, site work on Mariott road continues. Four new manholes are installed by KWSB and the process of covering underground cable trenches with bamboo panels has been initiated.

On November 24th, 2020, the DMC Douth Team is carrying out removal of existing pavement as well as any steps or floors that are built / projected out of the building lines. All residents and shop owners have been  kindly requested to cooperate with them. 

Denso Hall Rahguzar -  Mariott Road

posted 60d ago