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SMEDA to make effective plan for rapid promotion of coal sector

The General Manager Small Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) Javed Khatak, on Tuesday 11th September, has said that the SMEDA has decided to make an effective plan for the quick promotion of the coal sector of Sindh and Balochistan through consultation with all stakeholders.

Addressing an awareness seminar at the secretariat of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he assured that the suggestion and recommendations to be received through consultation with the stakeholders would be implemented so that the hurdles causing delays in the promotion of the coal sector of the country could be removed.

He said that the country possessed rich mineral resources which required effective utilization, in order to strengthen the economy of the country. The country had precious quality of marble in 27 colors which ever found in any country of the world while the priceless gemstone of Peshawar and Gilgit could also be utilized for improvement in the economy of the country, he added.

The President HCCI Muhammad Shahid in his remarks informed that the HCCI was playing key role for the promotion of small medium enterprises, and the industrialists of Hyderabad have made investments in the projects which were initiated by SMEDA for SME development.

He said that development of coal sector in Sindh would not only be helpful for coal power projects but also provide job opportunities to jobless youth of the province.

Riaz Sehto of Planning Commission of Pakistan said that the federal government was fully committed for rapid development of mineral sector and making efforts to invite national and international investors in this sector.

The Chairman Sindh Lakhra Coalmines Committee Abdul Samad Raeesani said that utilization of mineral resources could play key role for improvement in the economy of the country. The coal sector is not only providing job opportunities but also contributing immensely to the economy of the country, he added.

Provincial Chief SMEDA Sindh Mukesh Kumar and members HCCI Executive Committee Adnan Khan, Abdul Sattar Khan, Aslam Khan Deswali, Zia Masroor Jaferi Mehmood Iqbal Jaferi and former Vice President Ziauddin were also amongst the attendees.

 

(APP)

Posted on: 2018-09-11T18:05:00+05:00

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