Pak Suzuki MD offers to invest $ 460 million for second plant


Pak Suzuki Motors Managing Director Hirofumi Nagao called on the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Thursday and discussed his company’s plan for future investment in Pakistan.

The Pak Suzuki Motors managing director said that his company is ready to invest 460 million US dollars in Pakistan to set up a second plant. After completion of formalities, the new project will be completed within a period of two years and may start production by the end 2018, he informed.

The finance minister asked the managing director to submit a complete plan with all the details to process the request in accordance with prescribed code formalities/ rules and procedures. He said that the Government is committed to providing a level playing field to all the prospective investors.

The minister said that Pakistan has been projected by JETRO as the second choicest place for investment in the world. The finance minister said that the turnaround of Pakistan’s economy, macroeconomic stability, improvement of energy and security situation in the country has provided a conducive atmosphere for foreign direct investment. He said that a number of new entrants have shown keen interest to invest in automobile manufacturing sector as well.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and the members of the delegation of Pak-Suzuki.