CM invites UAE investors to SEZs, RRUD project Accepts Hamad Obaid Ibrahim’s invitation to visit UAE


Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has invited UAE investors to make investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP) initiated by the PTI government.
Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking to Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zabi who called on the CM at the Chief Minister’s House here on Saturday. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral ties and ways to bolster cooperation in diverse fields.
Lauding the Punjab government moves to contain Corona virus, the UAE ambassador said Punjab government took better measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.
Buzdar informed the visiting envoy that 13 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are being set up for the first time in Punjab and foundation stone of 3rd SEZ will soon be laid in Bahawalpur. Work is underway on two SEZs. The chief minister pointed out new city will be built on River Ravi bank near Lahore. The new city will help solve problems of pollution besides controlling lowering underground water level.
He extended invitation to UAE investors to make investment in SEZs and RDP saying that the atmosphere is very conducive for domestic and foreign investors to make investment in Punjab. He said that there is a conducive environment for national and international investors. Government has planned to start Sheikh Zayed Hospital-II in Rahim Yar Khan.
He said the Punjab government has enhanced the corona testing capability manifold. Steps are being taken to reopen educational institutes after Muharram. Plan has been evolved to construct Sheikh Zayed hospital in Rahim Yar Khan. The UAE Ambassador in Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zabi extended invitation to Buzdar to visit UAE which was accepted by the latter.
It was decided in the meeting that the continuity of close communication would be ensured for the promotion of mutual cooperation. It was also decided that cooperation would be made in various sectors like housing, trade and industry and others.
On the occasion, UAE ambassador said that mutual cooperation will be stepped up with Punjab government in different sectors.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar ordered strict action against those involved in hate speeches.
He reached Civil Secretariat and visited Control Room established to monitor Muharram procession and Majalis. He was briefed by additional chief secretary home about the steps taken to ensure law and order. Speaking on the occasion, he added that troops of Pakistan Army and Rangers have been called in to ensure law and order during Muharram processions and added that processions are being monitored through CCTV cameras.
Meanwhile, the chief minister expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Saraiki singer Shafaullah Khan Rokhri.

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