Pakistan: Balochistan Govt To Expedite Development Work On Special Economic Zones

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Balochistan Minister for Commerce and Industries, Muhammad Khan Utmankhail on Tuesday said the provincial government had decided to expedite development work on special economic zones to boost significant economic activities in the province.

Talking to APP, the minister said the government had initiated the development work on eight special economic zones with the collaboration of the Federal government.

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He urged the federal government to expand its financial support for Balochistan’s special economic zones to create economic activities in the province.

Utmankhail reviewed the plan for setting up 13 border markets at the adjacent border areas of Iran and Afghanistan. The federal government’s assistance was required for developing infrastructure including communication network, water supply and electricity in the market areas, he added.

Balochistan rich in mineral reserves due to which the provincial government had declared three districts as marble cities to facilitate the investors and help empower underprivileged locals economically, the minister mentioned.