Minister highlights enormous opportunities in maritime for Japan



Federal Minister Syed Ali Haider Zaidi welcomed Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro in Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Islamabad.

Matters of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. Minister proposed to set up a tax free zone in Port Qasim for the period of next ten years to boost investment and development for both the nations.

Minister also highlighted the enormous opportunities in maritime sector of Pakistan for Japan. He reiterated that Pakistan is a country having huge potential in terms of human resource, fisheries, cheap labor and agriculture.

He stressed that the vision of Blue Economy is opening new corridors for enlargement of progress not only for Pakistan but it also offers huge investment opportunities to Japan.

Federal Minister Ali Zaidi assured the Japanese counterpart of full assistance from Pakistan and elucidated about the importance of recent coastal developments in Gwadar and Port Qasim. He further apprised about the huge development going on in Port Qasim including a project worth approx. 150m to 200m in pipeline.

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