SIALKOT: The Punjab government has provided Rs290 million as a soft loan to the Sialkot Tanners’ Association for ensuring the timely completion of the on-going mega project of establishing an international standard tanneries zone on 382 acres of land near the Khambraanwala village in the outskirts of Sialkot. Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Manshaullah Butt disclosed this while talking to the media after visiting the Sialkot tanneries zone on Monday. Butt reviewed the pace of construction work of the project and directed the concerned officials to step up the pace for ensuring the timely completion of the project. Sialkot District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal said that all the 264 small and big sized tanneries scattered in and around Sialkot will be shifted to the Sialkot tanneries zone with the sole aim to purge the city from growing industrial pollution and providing a pollution-free environment to the residents.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2012.
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