Khairpur district to be future hub for Agro-Processing: Zubair Motiwala

Karachi, August 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, Chairman Sindh Board of Investment said that the Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) project is supplemented by a dedicated captive power plant which will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to all the enterprises within the zone. This he said while presiding over 8th meeting of Steering Committee of Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ).

Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said that the present democratic Government had initiated the development of an industrial zone dedicated to the agro industry which would have world class features, amenities comparable with any industrial zone in the international arena.

Chairman SBI said, ‘the zone is being developed in Khairpur District as a Future hub for agro-processing and other related industries on a location strategically positioned for proximity to date growing areas, transportation links, and access to labor’. For faster and timely completion of zone strict time lines were given to Engineer master plan, Contractor and it was decided to take penal actions, Fields staff was told to hold weekly meetings and report to Steering committee.’ He added.

CEO NIP, Zubair Habib said that his department was fully committed for speedy and quality materialization of all the work being carried out at the site. DC Kahirpur, Abbas Baloch said that KSEZ project would provide job opportunities and improve livelihood of local inhabitants.

On this occasion Abdul Azeem Uqaili, Director SBI informed that the federal government had approved the SEZ act 2012, which guaranteed the investors to receive 10 years tax holiday and one time tax exemption on all capital goods / machinery.

Among the others meeting was attended by Project Director Capt. (Rtd.) Anwaar, Chief Engineer SEPCO, representatives of Finance, P and D and Local Government departments.

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