Pakistan to establish three “marble cities” for attracting investors

The Balochistan government has named three major districts as marble cities to pave the way for their development by attracting foreign and local investments in the mining sector.

Dedicated markets would be set up at the marble cities including Loralai, Khuzdar and Dalbandin to offer vast business opportunities to the investors, an official of the Balochistan government told APP on Friday.

He said the initiative was meant to uplift the living standards of locals through creation of employment opportunities.

“With establishment of the marble cities, it would help create employment opportunities for 30,000 locals and entire province would benefit from its associated benefits,” he remarked.

Considering the vast reserves of marbles in the districts, the special market would be established at around 500 acre areas he said while hinting at initiation of their construction work in near future.

The official said all the facilities for carving marble stones would be provided to attract maximum investment in the sector. The move will also help fulfill the demand of various varieties of marble in the country and foreign markets.