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Environment Compliant Industrial Park to be established

Lahore, February 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): The National Industrial Parks Development and Management Company (NIP) has established a special wing to provide an opportunity to boiler-based industrial units, located in and around Lahore city to shift their respective industries at Rachna Industrial Park being established at Lahore-Sheikhupura Road, in order to control pollution, smoke, and other dangerous chemicals.

To keep the interest of both the industrialists and people, the Government of Punjab has taken an action and issued notices to industries with boilers located in populated and residential areas of Lahore and instructed them to shift their industries to industrial Zones, Industrial Estates and Industrial Parks. To resolve this serious issue, (NIP) a subsidiary of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Ministry of Production Government of Pakistan is setting up Rachna Industrial Park at Lahore Sheikhupura Road, Lahore.

The Regional Director (NIP) Mr. Mohsin Syed, while talking to media, informed that NIP has decided to set-up Environment Compliant Rachna Industrial Park at Lahore- Sheikhupura road with Combine Effluent Treatment Plant facility to eliminate hazardous and chemical polluted water. He said that Environmental Pollution is an emerging environmental issue in major cities of Pakistan and it is specially considered as an urban problem in Pakistan due to industrialization in major cities of Pakistan without proper planning.

Due to the reason dust and smoke particles are reported in Pakistan are generally twice the world average and five times higher than the developed world. He said increasing rate of Air Pollution in Pakistan was significantly high because of industrial pollution.

He urged that proper planning in industrialization was very important otherwise environmental issues would come to the forefront while Industrialization without planning would create environmental issues which are increasing very rapidly in the major cities of Pakistan. NIP Regional Director, warned that the hazardous pollutants are causing serious health problems for the residents of these areas.

He said in Rachna Industrial Park, care will be taken of all the environmental issues that will provide an ecologically friendly ambience. An Effluent Treatment Plant will be set up to treat all the industrial wastes emitted by the industries located in Rachna Industrial Park.

Giving the details about Rachna Industrial Park, he said it is being set-up to provide, uninterrupted Power Supply on 24/7 basis, high Quality Infrastructure i.e. rigid roads, drainage and sewerage, water supply, logistic solution i.e. Lahore motorway interchange-18 km, one stop services for utilities and effective estate management, technical Training Centre and Commercial Arcade, he concluded.

For more information, contact:
National Industrial Parks
Development and Management Company
2nd Floor, Block-C, Finance and Trade Centre,
Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi – 74400,
Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 9922 5035-9, (92-21) 3563 1046-8
Fax: (92-21) 3563 1069
UAN: 111-647-111.

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