CPEC: Port Qasim capacity to be enhanced

CPEC: Port Qasim capacity to be enhanced

KARACHI: (APP) Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair here on Friday said the importance of Port Qasim will increase manifold with the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor hence all attention will be paid to raise its capacity building.

During his visit to Port Qasim, he said seaports hold tremendous importance under the CPEC and the government being fully cognizant of it is fully focussed to ensure proper development and provision for needed facilities at the Gwadar Port as well as at Port Qasim.

"This is important as Port Qasim alongwith Gwadar Port would be optimally activated once CPEC is fully functional," said the Governor of Sindh.

Muhammad Zubair on the occasion highlighting importance of CPEC said it will pave way for industrial and economic boom not only in the country but also in the region.

This, he said will also eventually eradicate poverty and unemployment from across the country.

The Governor reiterated that Port Qasim was playing a major role in the economic development which is to grow manifold in the days to come hence the government will ensure that its shortcomings are addressed on priority basis.

"This has to be done so that pace of economic growth and development is not hindered at any point of time," he said.

Chairman, Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Agha Jan Akhter briefed the Governor about the hindrances faced at the port in the import and export process and the measures needed to enhance its capacity so as to meet the load on completion of CPEC.