Wednesday, 10 June 2009

PAKISTAN - New port, shipyard for Balochistan proposed

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has suggested construction of another deep-sea port and a shipbuilding yard at Makran coast.

Speaking to the editors and senior journalists at the Chief Minister House on Tuesday he said that the site for the new port would be decided after the proposal is finalised. However, the shipbuilding yard could be set up at Ormara.

He said that he was also making efforts to set up Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) in different areas of the province that would help in providing resources for resolving the long time financial crisis of the province.

The chief minister pointed out that possibly, these ROZs would be established in Quetta, Khanozai, Makran, Nasirabad, Khuzdar and some other areas, where industries would be set up with the US financial assistance.

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