Seven SEZs being established in Punjab: Buzdar

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Staff Reporter
Lahore

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that for first time in the history of country, seven Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are being established in Punjab and state-of-the-art facilities are being provided in Allama Iqbal Industrial City in Faisalabad.

He was talking to Chairman Punjab Faisalabad Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Mian Kashif Ashfaq who called on him at CM’s Office on Saturday and discussed the strategies to further accelerate the industrial process and to create ease in business.

Speaking on the occasion, Usman Buzdar said that he will visit Faisalabad soon and launch development projects worth billions of rupees including the setting up of a modern Business Park over 300 acres of land having Expo centre and a golf club. He said that special incentives will be given for promoting the hotel business.

He assured that all facilities will be provided to promote commercial activities in the Business Park.

Projects like Furniture City, Health City and Weaving City will be launched besides inaugurating One Window Operation in Allama Iqbal Industrial City he added.

The chief minister further stated that the foundation stone of different projects including Social Security Hospital, Medical College and Nursing Training Institute will also be laid. Work on the Apparel Park project will be started soon.

He assured that the incumbent government will resolve the problems of investors on a priority basis.

Buzdar said that foreign investors have shown great interest in Allama Iqbal Industrial City.

He further maintained that the government has turned Punjab into a hub of economic activities and a role model for investment.

He said that Punjab has taken lead in providing facilities as well as creating ease in doing business.

Chairman FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq apprised Chief Minister about progress on development works being carried out in Special Economic Zone Allama Iqbal Industrial City linked with CPEC and about investment being made on large scale in Industrial City.

He said that a huge investment has been made in Allama Iqbal Industrial City in a short period.