Pakistan: Land being acquired for marble city

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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government is pressing ahead with its plan of establishing a marble city in Buner and is currently engaged in the process of acquiring 1,615 kanals of land at a cost of €745 million. K-P Economic Zones Development and Management Company has been assigned the task.

Sources at the Industries and Production Division pointed out that in order to facilitate transportation of marble in the Buner district, the government had constructed a 6km road at a cost of €27.2 million.

Among potential marble-bearing areas, the Buner district is believed to be the largest marble producing area with estimated potential exceeding 1,700 million tons. The Ministry of Industries has also established a company for value chain development in the marble sector.