Rawalpindi: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Thursday said the country's exports are likely to reach $26 billion in next four years as now it has access to markets of 27 European countries after the GSP plus status.
Addressing an inauguration ceremony of Water Filtration Plant in Islamabad, he said the country would witness a sharp increase in exports and its total volume would reach $26 billion from $13 billion. The plant has been set up by Margallah Welfare Society to ensure provision of clean drinking water to residents of the locality.
Following the access to European markets, Sarwar said there would be a boom in business and production activities and the country would move on the path of progress and development besides creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
He stressed the need of exhibiting unity at all levels shunning all differences for the cause of national progress and prosperity, Appreciating the public welfare projects, the Governor said, one of the foremost priorities of the government is to provide clean drinking water to the common man as it is an essential element for good health."Eighty per cent diseases including Hepatitis, Diarrhea and Typhoid are caused by contaminated water", he added.
He said a comprehensive project is underway to collect water samples from different localities for laboratory test so that clean drinking water could be ensured on priority.