Punjab urges Indonesian investors to benefit from Special Economic Zones


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Trade Sheikh Allauddin said that there was a wide opportunity for Indonesia to take interest in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being developed in Punjab, as well as automobile, construction, food, oil and textile industries.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting held here Saturday, to review the arrangements regarding the visit of Indonesian Delegation in Punjab for trade on December 19.

PBIT CEO said that 14 members of Indonesia would visit Punjab to check the potential of the investment opportunities in the province regarding business, textile, food etc. He added that Indonesia wanted to construct Jakarta Tower in Lahore and a meeting had been arranged with LDA in this regard.

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) DG Noorul Ameen said that Indonesia was a rice consuming country and Pakistan could capture Indonesian market through proper marketing strategy as it produced the best quality rice in a large quantity.

The minister directed the PBIT CEO to make all necessary arrangements for Indonesian delegation’s visit.

PFA DG Noorul Ameen, PBIT CEO, Chief Operating Officer Haroon Shaukat, Deputy Secretary (Industries) Moeed Rana, Deputy Director (Protocol) Inamul Rehman, DSP (security) and other officials concerned were also present at the occasion.