Sindh minister for Industries & Commerce and Cooperative Department Jam Ikramullah Dharejo has said that Government of Sindh believes in business beyond borders and that’s why we effectively and efficiently participate in CPEC initiatives. This he said as a key speaker in Sindh Industrial Cooperation B2B Investment Conference ( Sindh Chapter) organized by Board of Investment here at a local hotel today. Minister for State & Chairman Board of Investment Muhammad Azfar Ahsan also spoke on the occasion.
Jam Ikramullah Dharejo said that Hydro China, Shanghai Powergen, China Ghezouba Group, Fieldcore GE, Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind were the international companies which had invested in energy generation. The investors were invited in this sector and particularly Keti Bandar Power Project was ready to start project.
More than 25, 900 Km road network was spread all over in province which accommodated the farm to market, freight and passengers transportation traffic. Provincial Minister Jam Ikramullah Dharejo added , ‘ This road network has increased the job markets, agri-fields, tourism and travel activities. The successful Public-Private Partnership projects on roads like Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas dual carriage way, Jhirk-Mulakatiyar Bridge way and others have supplied great benefits to community and investors’ .
He said, ‘ Government of Sindh is establishing Special Economic Zones like Dhabeji SEZ and Khairpur SEZ. All the sectors are warmly welcome to establish the business unit and have benefits of incentives prescribed as the SEZ Act 2012. The Sindh Industrial Trade Estates are also established to strengthen the industrial base of Sindh. There are 09 estate sites are developed to boost the urban and rural economy in Sindh. About 4450 Acres in Karachi are reserved under SITE which is one of the largest industrial estate reserve sites in Asia’.
He told that there are around 19300 Small, Medium, Mega industries all over Sindh working on services, logistics, manufacturing Industrial Machinery, Electronics Machinery, Paper, Toys & Sports Material, Textile, Leather, Footwear, Furniture, Glass & Glassware, Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, warehousing, Construction & Estate, etc. Particularly, there are 807 Small, Medium and Mega scale Pharmaceutical companies/factories registered in Pakistan and 382 are established in Sindh. Karachi has great potential in Pharmaceutical that out of 382 companies, 371 are established in Karachi.
He was sure that the conference would sure pave the way of strong relations between enterprises of China and Pakistan.