A delegation of Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), a leading engineering and construction company of Middle East, visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) along with former ICCI vice president Muhammad Ishtiaq Qureshi and assured that CCC would try to enhance manpower import from Pakistan for its various projects in Middle East.
The representative of CCC President Souheil Sabbagh said that their company was one of the largest engineering and construction companies in the Middle East and provided a full range of project services right from project development to detailed engineering, procurement and construction to start-up, operation and maintenance in infrastructure development, oil and gas and water pipelines, petrochemical plants and refineries, power plants, marine works, offshore installations, mechanical installations, underwater structures and renewable energies.
He said over 160,000 Pakistanis have worked in Middle East and Africa and sent billions of dollars to their home country. He said many of them were associated with CCC for the last 47 years.
He said Pakistan was a promising country for business and CCC was looking for long-term business partnerships here. Giving a background of his company, he said CCC was established in 1952 in Lebanon and its managing office was currently located in Athens, Greece.
CCC was operating in 40 countries across 5 continents employing over 110,000 employees from over 85 nationalities including a large number of Pakistanis. He said CCC was interested to import professionals especially of civil works and would try to enhance manpower import from Pakistan for its various projects.
In his welcome address, ICCI President Muzzamil Hussain Sabri briefed the CCC delegation about the investment potential in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy. He said the present government was focusing on some big projects including construction of motorways, roads, railway networks, gas pipelines and renewable energy projects and added that time was ripe for CCC to explore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures.