Green Bus Service along with other fifteen development projects for Quetta will be launched soon under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode in the province, said the Balochistan Public Private Partnership (BPPP) Board.
During the BPPP Board meeting, Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo approved the Balochistan Public Private Partnership Act besides approving the Authority Rules 2022.
In addition to the bus service for Quetta, other development projects include the development of a seven million gallon per day solar desalination plant in Gwadar, the construction of the Hub Special Economic Zone; and 100 MW solar parks in Hub.
It was decided that the PPP mode consists of 12 members, including three members from the private sector.
BPPP Unit Managing Director Dr. Noor Muhammad stated that the 15 suggested projects also include the development and functioning of the Bostan Special Economic Zone which would be carried out initially under the PPP mode along with some other projects.
Other projects include the green bus service for the provincial capital, a seven million gallon per day solar desalination plant in Gwadar, development of the Hub Special Economic Zone and 100 MW solar parks in Hub.
Passing the BPPP Act was a privilege of the incumbent government, Dr. Muhammad said, adding that ”The partnership between the government and the private sector is being promoted under PPP across the world and steps will be taken soon in this regard.”
Meanwhile, CM Bezenjo showed confidence that the promotion of PPP in Balochistan would attract stakeholders from across the globe to invest in different sectors. He added that development cannot be achieved unless Balochistan moves toward self-sufficiency and that PPP will play a key role in paving the way for the achievement of self-sufficiency.
“To achieve self-reliance, development of own resources and promotion of investment is necessary,” the CM Bezenjo remarked.
He further said that it was the first government in Balochistan to focus on resource development and their utilization for the development and prosperity of Balochistan, “To promote investment, the government policy should be made more comprehensive.”
According to the sources, the meeting was attended by The Parliamentary Secretary on Services and General Administration Bushra Rind, Secretary Law Akbar Harifal, Chief Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Additional Chief Secretary Planning, and Development Hafiz Abdul Basit, Chairman Balochistan Board of Inves¬tment and Trade Saeed Ahmed Sarparah, and PPP Executive Officer Rafiullah Kakar.