Murad Ali Shah revives Infrastructure Development Boards

Karachi, September 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah taking a policy decision revived Infrastructure Development Board (IDB) in which industrialists, members of civil society would also inducted for uplift of industrial areas. He took this decision while holding a meeting with a delegation of FPCCI led by TDAP CEO SM Muneer here at the CM House today. The other members of the delegation include Senator Abdul Haseeb, Khalid Tawab, Zulfikar Shaikh and others. Minister for Industries Manzoor Wassan and secretary Industries were also present.

The FPCCI pointed out that the infrastructure in the industrial areas has dilapidated. The roads have developed craters. There was no proper system of sweeping the roads and lifting the garbage. On this the chief minister said that there used to be IDB under Minister for Industries. “I am reviving it and representatives of the different SITES would be inducted so that they can keep the infrastructure like roads, drainage system, water supply and such other facilities up to date,” he said and added that he had already released Rs10 billion for the construction of some important roads, including the roads of Korangi Industrial area. ‘I want you to monitor its work and ensure its quality and timely construction,” he said.

The meeting also pointed out that the condition of small industries sites were also in shambles. The chief minister directed the minister Industries to conduct a thorough survey of the issues and send him his findings and recommendations. The chief minister invited the industrialists to invest in newly established Industrial Zone Khairpur where all the facilities, including power, electricity and water have been provided. Mr SM Muneer said that he would talk to the industrialists for investment there.

On the recommendation of the FPCCI office-bearers the chief minister said that he would involve them in law and order decisions, planning and development and also use their positions to invite foreign investment. ‘I am going to develop one-widow facility for the new investors,” he said. The FPCCI delegation appreciated the chief minister’s move to open the shops and market at 9 am and they assured him of their support and cooperation. The chief minister said that he would personally talk to shopkeepers and urge them to implement the decision.

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