Friday, July 26, 2013 - Karachi—Federal Minister for Port & Shipping Senator Kamran Michael has expressed his desire that ship breaking industry may encouraged at PQA land with a view to boost economy and to create new job opportunities.
It may be noted that the rising law and order situation at Gaddani Beach which used to be one of the largest shipbreaking yards in the world at one time comes to nowhere in ranking, while Chittagong ship breaking industry has become on top rankings due to friendly working environment.
The port and shipping minister senator Kamran during his first visit to Port Qasim showed his keen interest in development projects in and around port Qasim where he asked the Chairman Port Qasim Agha Jan Akhtar to provide incentives to the investors and port users by revisiting the land allotment policy.
The Minister also advised the PQA Chairman that the port Qasim should have its own tugs rather than hiring which adds to upfront cost of port handling, the government will provide every assistance and support for infrastructure development and other PQA projects.
While highlight the vision of the government emphasized that there is political will to revive economy and to resolve energy crisis and to create new job opportunities with a focus to keep the momentum of development at a high pace.
He assured that the government firmly believes in good governance and integrated efforts for development of the country to bring prosperity to the national.
Source: Pak Obsever. 26 July 2013