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CM calls for plan to promote handmade carpet industry


Saleem Shahid
Published April 21, 2021



QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has said that there are ample opportunities for progress in the handicraft sector. He directed the small industry department to evolve a comprehensive plan for the revival of the handmade carpet industry in the province.

He said this while chairing a meeting on proposed development schemes of Industries and Home Department and their Concept Papers for PSDP 2021-22 here on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove, additional chief secretary for planning and development, additional chief secretary for home, principal secretary to the chief minister, finance secretary, information secretary, additional secretary for industries, MD LIDA and other officials concerned.

A detailed briefing was given to the participants regarding the proposed development schemes for the new financial year of the Department of Industries and Home Affairs.

A scheme has been proposed in the next year’s PSDP for the improvement of the Hub Industrial and Trading Estate, department of Industry and Craft. A plan has also been proposed to set up a one-window facilitation centre in Quetta to facilitate investors.

The concept paper of the proposed project for the development of infrastructure of Quetta Industrial and Trading Estate was approved during the meeting. A mini industrial estate in Zhob was also proposed in the meeting.

The concept paper of the proposed project for rehabilitation of carpet centres in Chaman, Sibi and Ziarat has been prepared while a plan has also been proposed to build CTD complexes in six districts of Balochistan in next financial year.

Establishing new police stations was also discussed. The chief minister directed that a PC-1 for modernisation of all carpet centres be formulated.

He also directed that an incentive package for promotion of investment in the province be prepared. He said that the population of Quetta is growing rapidly and in view of this fact land should be chosen for establishing more industries outside the city.

Mr Alyani said that the plan to expand the existing marble cities should be included in the new PSDP.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2021
 

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Preparing youth for jobs in CPEC projects is our top priority under comprehensive plan.
Clusters of Tech Institutes will be upgraded around new SEZs.
Gwadar Technical institute to cater for new industry in Free Zone coming up fast.


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CDWP clears two development projects worth Rs196bn including 306 Kilometer Sukkur Hyderabad Motorway and Health projects for Balochistan .

During a meeting, chaired by Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved Rs5bn in the health sector for Balochistan the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) with a higher financial share.

Projects costing no more than Rs10bn can be approved by CDWP while projects of higher estimated costs are approved by Ecnec once the CDWP clears them under the current financial powers.

CDWP also approved a health related project namely “Strengthening of Existing DHQs, and selected THQs, RHCs, BHUs in District Awaran, Washuk, Khuzdar, Lesbela , Panjgur, Gwadar and Kech” at a cost of Rs4.997bn.
 

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GOC Gawadar applauds state-of-the-art VMS Project by iTecknologi

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28 Apr 2021

GOC Gawadar, Major General Aamer Najam, visited Fisheries Monitoring Centre in Surbandar established by iTecknologi as part of the Larger Vessel Management System Project for Fishermen community.


During the visit, the respected Major General and his team was given a briefing and a live demonstration of the system by Mr. Ahmed Bokhari, CTO iTecknologi. The High Command of Armed Forces deeply appreciated and applauded the efforts of iTecknologi and the Government. According to the GOC Gawadar of Armed Forces, the VMS system designed and implemented by iTecknologi will pave the way for a much need security and regulatory framework that is essential for the protection of Pakistani poor fishermen and international borders of our beloved motherland.

Earlier this month, the Chief Minister of Baluchistan, Mr. Jam Kamal inaugurated the VMS project in the presence of print and electronic media and praised the VMS system by iTecknologi. “The VMS system is the first step in regulating the fishing industry in compliance of international regulations; the system will provide the data that will help the Government to improve the livelihood of fishermen community as well as protect them from crossing border into hostile enemy territories”, the Chief Minister remarked.
 

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Thal limited. is to setup a Rs 1.7 Billion polypropylene plant in Hub, Balochistan

Thal Limited, a subsidiary of the House of Habib, is setting up a plant to manufacture polypropylene woven bags in Hub with an investment of Rs1.7 billion

The plant, which has the capacity to produce 90 million bags annually, has been procured from Windmoller and Holscher of Germany.

Thal PPD CEO Syed Umair Ahmed said Thal Limited will use its expertise and extensive experience to facilitate the growing demand for polypropylene bags for safe storage and supply of major grains and commodities in Pakistan.

Thal Limited is a leading manufacturer of industrial sacks and paper bags in Pakistan, serving a diverse range of industries, including cement and building materials, food, agriculture, and retail.



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43 Chinese firms all set to invest in Gwadar SEZ : COPHC

Zhang Baozhong, the chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company – the firm that operates Gwadar Port – has said that the first phase of the special economic zone under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC has been completed in which 43 Chinese companies are going to invest while 200 more firms have been registered for the purpose.

The chairman said that besides infrastructure and energy projects, various industries, including textiles, chemicals, automobiles and mobiles, would be set up in the Gwadar industrial zone, which will create more employment opportunities.

Baozhong rejected the reports circulating in the media about hindrances in the multibillion-dollar project, saying that work on CPEC is going on in full swing and there are no impediments as the “government of Pakistan is extending full cooperation”.


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PM Imran Khan terms Ground-breaking ceremony of three roads in Baluchistan.

23-Km 4 lanes of Quetta Western Bypass (N-25)
11-Km 4 lanes Dera Murad Jamali Bypass (N-65)
162-Km Ziarat-Harnai Highway


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