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Electricity, gas and other facilities to be provided to Special Economic Zones: Naheed Memon

Karachi, June 09, 2016 (PPI-OT):Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment, Ms. Naheed Memon has demanded to provide Electricity, Gas and other facilities to already approved in 2014, three Special Economic Zones which are situated in Khairpur, Bin Qasim and Korangi and then new Special Economic Zones should be established. This she demanded in a meeting of Special Economic Zones Approval Committee held here today in Islamabad.

She said that having approved special Economic zones in Khairpur, Bin Qasim and Korangi Industrial Park in 2014, they must get legally all facilities but so far the Federal Government could not provide the required facilities to these zones.

She added ‘350 MM Cubic Feet’ Gas is produced daily in Khairpur but per day required only 3.5 MM Cubic Feet Gas is not provided to Khairpur Special Economic Zone and due to this situation, the investors are facing difficulties. The issue of Land, Electricity and non availability of other facilities are also prevailed in Korangi and Bin Qasim Special Economic Zones.

Chairperson Naheed Memon said that before giving approval of New Special Economic Zones in other Provinces, the already existing Three Special Economic Zones in Sindh to be provided all required facilities. It is to mention here that the meeting of Special Economic Zones Approval Committee was held in Islamabad under Board of Investment Pakistan. In this meeting, head of Board of Investments of all Provinces and Federal and other representative of concerned departments were also presented.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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