PIEDMC reveals minimum agenda for industrialization


Salim Ahmed

Lahore—The newly-appointed Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company Chairman Rizwan Khalid Butt has said that the launch of Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park, completion of Chunian and Rahim Yar Khan industrial estates, one-window facility and a central call centre for PIEDMC investors, International Standard Organization certification of the Company and zero load shedding at the industrial estates was his minimum agenda as a new head of the Company.
He was addressing the board of directors meeting after taking over as Chairman PIEDMC. He said, PIEDMC was following the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to transform the province of Punjab into an industrial hub of the country. Regarding the Rahim Yar Khan Industrial Estate, he said first phase of the project has already been completed while the second one is near to completion. “We will start its colonization drive soon,” he stressed. The Chairman said PIEDMC has also announced setting up of Chunian Industrial Estate, which would be another success story after Sundar Industrial Estate. The location of this estate is next to the provincial metropolis where both skilled labour would be available in abundance to the potential investors. He has expressed the hope that this estate would be completed by 2017.
He said the Chief Minister Punjab has also sought early completion of one-widow facility for the investors at all industrial estates in the province. We have completed the paper work and execution phase is set to start, he said and added that all the federal and provincial departments will set up their units at these facilities to accommodate day to day needs of industrialists. He said the list of his minimum agenda also included 24/7 electricity and gas supply to the industrial units at all the industrial estates. A comprehensive plan has already been devised to implement in the shorter possible time, he added. The BOD also approved the appointment of Iftikhar Hussain (CFO/CS) as acting Chief Executive Officer of PIEDMC.