Two-pronged approach: Belarus company proposes tractor plant

Published: May 19, 2012

A trailer loaded with brand new tractors on their way for delivery. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: 

A tractor manufacturing company from Belarus wants to establish a plant in Sindh.

The government is seeking a location for it. A meeting was held at Chief Minister House between representatives of Taripple LLC and the chairman of the Board of Investment, Zubair Motiwala, on Thursday.

The chief minister said that the government would provide any assistance required. He voiced hope that the site for the plant be selected in Larkana or any other suitable place as they already had a vast market. At least 100,000 more tractors are needed in Pakistan. The officials were also informed that due to a government subsidy, every year more than 140,000 applications are received but the government can only subsidise 5,000 applications.

The delegation of M/s Taripple LLC said they had proposed a site at Hub industrial area.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Interconnect Partners
    May 19, 2012 - 3:42PM

    Pakistan because of the climate is a venue of FDR from the GCC. GCC/OIC investments went to the Russian Federation, and the CAS. They are the farm house of the world and focus for investment to secure their food share in view of the global climate. Belarus interest is encouraging in Pakistan. As they operate on supply chain network whereby production should be un-interrupted worldwide, and domestic. Suggest one of the Economic Zone established to the flood affected or Korangi Industrual Zone would be better for market, and production ease. Important thing today Russia is producing un-manned tractors which are remotely controlled by satellites. Pakistan should consider investment from high tech un-manned tractors from Belarus, which should be economical, and comply to Euro 3 or upwards, for export capability to the regional markets.

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  • hasan ansari
    May 23, 2012 - 12:09AM

    We should have had this plant in 1970. Why is this still a struggle for the manufacturers ?

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  • A.Khan
    May 28, 2012 - 2:01PM

    Now Pakistani technology is at that level where a Belarusian company will help making these! Such a pity!

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