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Special Economic Zones

ECC directs for gas and power connections to economic zones

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Monday directed the power and petroleum divisions to provide gas and power connections to special economic zones within one month, ARY News reported. The meeting of the ECC chaired by Minister of Finance Asad Umar discussed a two-point agenda in its session. An official of the Board of Investment given a briefing on the Economic Zones to the cabinet committee. The meeting directed the federal government's power and petroleum division to submit a…

Special Economic Zones being established to harness economic development: Khusro

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday said efforts were being made to establish Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for economic development in the country. He said this during a visit to Chinese Development and Research Centre in Beijing. The minister said Gwadar was being developed as driving force for the country and establishment of Petrochemical Complex would give a new dimension to Gwadar. He said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was important project of the Belt and Road Initiative.…

Jump-start of special economic zones govt’s top priority: development minister

ISLAMABAD: While highlighting the focus of the government, Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms (PD&R) Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Tuesday said it was top priority of the government to jump-start special economic zones (SEZs). “It is our top priority to jump-start SEZs, and Rashakai Special Economic Zone will be the first one in the line,” he said during a meeting with a delegation headed by Chief Financial Officer China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) Dong Futang, who called on him in Islamabad.…

Kuwaiti investors may benefit from Special Economic Zones of Pakistan: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umar on Thursday said Kuwaiti investors may take benefit of attractive investment opportunities in Special Economic Zones of Pakistan in areas like automotive, food processing and textile as well as in oil and gas exploration.   He said this while co-chairing fourth and plenary session of Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) with Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Nasser Abdullah Al-Roudan in Islamabad. Read More:…