BIE to help eradicate poverty from South Punjab: Hashmi

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Staff Reporter

The Bahawalpur Industrial Estate (BIE) is the first of its kind project in South Punjab under the vision of Prime minister Imran Khan to bring the less developed areas of the country into the main stream. It will usher in a new era of development in this region.
This was stated by the chairman PIEDMC Syed Nabeel Hashmi while talking to a delegation of Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry headed by its president Tanveer Mahmood.
PIEDMC chairman Syed Nabeel Hashmi applauded the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that this estate would help alleviate poverty and backwardness from this area.
He lauded the efforts of CM Sardar Usman Buzdar, who also hails from south Punjab. His continued efforts made it possible to create this industrial estate in south Punjab. He said that this industrial estate will be developed on pattern of Sundar Industrial Estate in Lahore, where all infrastructure including electricity, roads, sewerage and other developmental
facilities have been
provided, keeping in view the international construction standards.
Mr. Hashmi elaborated that Bahawalpur Industrial Estate is a lucrative project of PIEDMC spanning over 483 acres. Bahawalpur Industrial Estate will be developed keeping in mind needs and preferences of the local region/ area. Since, there is no planned industrial estate available in the surrounding areas, establishment of Bahawalpur Industrial estate will be a land mark project in order to uplift the overall industry of the region, generating employment for the local residents.
Moreover, this region yields big amount of wool. Hence, Bahawalpur industrial estate will be a good option for industrialists from textile industry including weaving, spinning, processing and printing. Also, wool processing and weaving unit has strong potential in the area. Oil extraction and solvent extraction plants will also be profitable, he explained.