KARACHI: Sindh Minister Industries & Commerce Jam Ikramullah Dharejo said the provincial government is taking interest in infrastructure rehabilitation in industrial zones as vast employment opportunities can be created by promoting industries.
While presiding over an important meeting on the occasion of his visit to SITE Association of Industries (SAI), the minister said real development is not possible without improving the infrastructure.
The meeting was attended by President Abdul Hadi, SVP Riazuddin, VP Qadir Bilwani, Former President Javed Bilwani, Saleem Parikh, Saleem Nagaria, MD SITE Ltd Munawar Ali Mahesar, Chief Megaproject P&D Najib Ahmed, Engr. SITENabil Ahmed and others were also present.
The minister also inspected the construction work of the site roads and also visited the COVID-19 vaccination centre, security system and other sections set up in the SITE Association and expressed satisfaction and appreciated the provided services.
During the meeting, a detailed briefing was given to the provincial minister on the construction work of 17 roads which will be completed soon. On this occasion, the provincial minister issued directives to the contractor to make a break-up with the timeline this week and also assured to solve the water problem.
President SITE Abdul Hadi apprised the minister about the infrastructure situation in the industrial area and appreciated the steps taken by the Sindh government for the construction and repair of roads.
He requested that the hours of COVID-19 Vaccination centre be increased from 9AM to 2PM till 6PM and depute more staff so more workers could be vaccinated. The provincial minister assured to increase the number of hours and staff of the vaccination centre.
The provincial minister visited the roads and instructed the project director to work with better quality. He also assured to convene a meeting with the SITE association every month and review the infrastructure works of the industrial area.
He said that the industrial community was thankful to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for releasing funds for Rs1 billion development projects.
He said the Sindh government is striving for industrial development and hoped that after the completion of development projects, the industrial zones will see significant improvement. He also called for early vaccination of industrial workers.