ICCI,PASDEC sign MoU to promote marble, granite sector

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The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) to promote the development of marble and granite sector of the country and enhance its exports.

Muhammad Shakeel Munir, President ICCI and Brig. Babar Miraj Shami, Chief Executive Officer, PASDEC signed the MoU in a ceremony held at ICCI, said a press release.

By signing MoU, PASDEC will provide technical support to marble sector in planning, development and execution of mechanized mining and processing facilities for better growth of this sector.

PASDEC will also provide technical assistance to the investors and business community for boosting exports of marble and granite products.

On the recommendations of ICCI, PASDEC in collaboration with the federal government will make efforts for the establishment marble cities, machinery pool warehouses and other projects.

PASDEC in close coordination with ICCI, will work for the development of marble and granite sector strategy and submit proposals to Government of Pakistan.

PASDEC will also invite representatives of ICCI in meetings for recommendations on policy formulation.

PASDEC shall conduct geo-technical study and shall provide machinery on rent or lease to the business community to facilitate the local dimensional stone mining industry.

PASDEC in cooperation with ICCI will train labour for dimensional stone industry and give technical assistance to the concerned business sector for skill development. —APP

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