Karachi, December 07, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said his government was very keen to provide clean water to the people of Sindh and this is the area where German companies can play important role. This he said while addressing German-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry program organised at German Consulate today.
He said that it is a good move that Germany and Pakistan have agreed and established GPCCI (German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) with its headquarters in Karachi and branches in Punjab and Islamabad. This is the first European chamber for the bilateral growth, he guessed.
He said he was happy to know that GPCCI (German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) working with the law department to address the issues related to women, children and minorities with their focus on various projects. “They are focusing on the implementation of various chapters under G+ protocol to support the export textile to European Union,” he said.
The chief minister said that Germany was the first country where the first ever bilateral investment treaty was signed in 1952 further improved in 1956 and the last one in the most improved form was signed two years back. He added “this bilateral investment treaty deals with various social and economic sectors particularly for the investment security and risk coverage,” he added “I think GPCCI (German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Sindh Government should work together to create more awareness about the benefit of this treaty,” he said.
He said the Sindh government was paying full attention to foreign investor, Sindh is rich in minerals resource and with highly skilled educated work force. “We have vast coastal areas, green fields and hardworking farmer and this is the most suitable combination for foreign investor particularly to German companies to work together,” he said.
Murad Shah said he was pleased to learn that GPCCI has established expert industrial groups where experts can help local business group and the common man can get the benefit with German expertise. He invited this expert group to extend their activities to other district of Sindh province.
The chief minister said that his government was keen to provide clean water to the people of Sindh and this is the area where German companies can play important role. He added Sindh government has facilitated German companies at all level and would continue to extend full corporation to German investors.
The Chief Minister said that the German industrial zone in Karachi is a good idea and the demand of GPCC would be objectively considered to facilitate German investment in Sindh. Earlier, the chief minister was received by Mr Rainer Schmiedchen, Consul General Germany and Qazi Sajid Ali President GPCCI when he reached the consulate. On the occasion Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan, Mr Qazi Sajid president GPCCI also spoke.
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