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Punjab govt to facilitate ICCI in opening industrial estate

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Punjab Government is going to extend all possible cooperation and facilitation to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) in its endeavors for the establishment of a new industrial estate along the Rawalpindi Ring Road (R3) project or in the jurisdiction of Punjab.

Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab on Business, Investment & Trade Affairs and Chairman Punjab Board of Investment and Trade, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan while talking to a delegation of ICCI and Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) held in Lahore said that Punjab Government would extend all possible cooperation and facilitation to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI).

Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, ICCI President; Dr. Wasif Khurshid, Secretary Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skills Development Department Government of Punjab; Dr. Erfa Iqbal, CEO PBIT; Tariq Mahmood Murtaza, chairman and Ammara Khan, DG RDA; Aamer Saleemi, Chief Operating Officer FIEDMC; Khalid Javed and Shaban Khalid former presidents ICCI, Syed Asad Mashadi former president and Sheikh Hafeez former Senior Vice President RCCI were present in the meeting.

Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab further said that all possible assistance will be provided by the Punjab Board of Investment to establish the industrial estate as the main objective of the R3 project was to bring progress and prosperity to the region as SEZs cottage industry, business hubs, wholesale markets, theme park, and other projects would be set up along this important project besides solving the traffic congestion issues of the twin cities.

Meanwhile, ICCI President Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that ICCI wanted to develop a new industrial estate for the Islamabad region on the FIEDMC model in order to give a boost to industrial activities.

Moreover, RDA Chairman Tariq Mahmood Murtaza said that planning for industrial zones and commercial areas along the R3 project would be done in consultation with ICCI and RCCI and the project will be taken forward with suggestions, recommendations, and consultation from both Chambers.

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