China’s Century Steel to invest $242.2 m in Rashakai SEZ

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Observer Report
Islamabad

China’s Century Steel will invest a total of $242.2 million in Rashakai SEZ in three phases, Gwadar Pro reported on Monday.

The firm recently announced to have acquired 40 acres of land in the SEZ with plans to invest $50 million to produce 0.25 million tonnes of steel products.

The firm is presently building its plant in Rashakai, being the first ever investment in the SEZ. However, as against the earlier plans of $50 million, the company will invest $79 million in the first phase to double its capacity to 0.5 million tonnes of reinforcing or construction steel.

The second phase, it will invest $77millionto set up another unit for production of industrial steel. The total investment will reach $242.2 million in three phases, according to a spokesperson of Ministry of Planning Ayesha Khan.

Pakistan’s Minister for Planning Asad Umar chaired two meetings in the past eight days to review the progress on the Rashakai SEZ.

Ayesha Khan told Gwadar Pro that it was because the Prime Minister Imran Khan was due to inaugurate the SEZ in April and the ministry was working day and night to make it possible.

During the meeting which was also attended by Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa, among other senior officials, the respective government organs and officials of the development contractor CRBC informed the Minister on progress of various works including provision of gas and electricity.

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