Work over shifting of marble units from Peshawar and Shabqadar (Charsadda) to Mohmand Economic Zone is in progress while government is contemplating to extend support to owners in bearing transportation expenditure
Work over shifting of marble units from Peshawar and Shabqadar (Charsadda) to Mohmand Economic Zone is in progress while government is contemplating to extend support to owners in bearing transportation expenditure.
The decision for shifting of marble units to Mohmand Economic Zone was taken by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan during a meeting held on December 30, 2020.
This was stated by CEO KPEZDMC, Javed Khattak while apprising APP, he said that in this regard government had given the six months time to marble unit owners for shifting of their machineries to Mohmand Economic Zone.
While Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development & Management Company (KPEZMDC) was extending full support for facilitation of owners,” said Javed Khattak.
He said, the decision had taken to overcome the issue of environmental pollution being created by marble industry in the provincial metropolis.
An action plan was prepared with consultation with owners of marble units and it was decided to give them six months time for implementation of the decision, CEO KPEZMDC continued.
A survey will also be conducted to evaluate expenditure over shifting of machinery by marble unit owners and government may extend them some financial support in this regard.
He said the marble units in Peshawar and Shabqadar would be accommodated in Mohmand Economic Zone by allotting them 184 plots of per acre each.
It merits a mention here that there are around 400 marble units operating in Peshawar district which will now shift to Mohmand within a period of six months.