KARACHI: Sindh government has assured the United Energy Group on Thursday of providing them with 3,000 acres land in Thatta and Jamshoro districts by next month (January) for power generation projects.
The meeting, which was held at CM House, was informed that total 6,000 acres of land is required for the completion of projects, partly in Jamshoro and Sonda (Thatta). Out of the current allocation 2,000 acres will made available in Thatta while 1,000 acres in Jamshoro.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah chaired the meeting. Zhang Wei, Tariq Khamisani, Asrar Muhammad, Ali Abbas Mirza of United Energy group of China participated in the meeting. Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Motivala, Senior Member, Board of Revenue Sindh, Shahzar Shamoon, Secretary Coal and investment Younis Dagha were also present.
Chairman BOI Mr. Zubair Motiwala and Secretary Coal/ Investment Younis Dagha informed the meeting that the United Energy group of China is engaged in various projects in many countries. The group will be investing $78 million in Sindh for generation of 500 MW power in phases. The representatives of United Energy said that once the first project is finalised, they will start work on the second.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah said that the government is fully committed to provide incentives facilities to intending investors for investing in various sectors in the province so as to achieve the objectives of development.
Shah said that there are big opportunities of investment in Thar Coal & Energy project, wind power projects and other schemes in agriculture and irrigation sectors. said that Pakistan is in shortage of power, as such all maximum facilities would be extended for investments in this regard while the problems will be sorted out.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2011.