KARACHI: Khairpur Special Economic Zone has attracted Rs1 billion investments in agro value addition and processing, said an official statement today.
Khairpur Special Economic Zone Allotment Committee’s 15th meeting was held at Investment Department. The meeting was co-chaired by the Secretory of Investment, Government of Sindh Ahsan Ali Mangi and Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, VC, Sukkur IBA.
Khairpur Special Economic Zone, Pakistan’s First Industrial Park with SEZ Status under SEZ Acr 2012 has been established by Government of Sindh to provide a value addition platform in agriculture sector in northern part of Sindh.
The committee accepted the applications from Makda Enterprises, Al Raheem Group, Bilgrami Enterprises and Sindh Paper. The companies will introduce technology and value addition in dates dehydration, cold storage, pulping plant, solar technology and paper industries.
The combine investment of these new investment projects in Khairpur is around one billion rupees, which will create 3,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities.
Khairpur SEZ offers electricity, gas at the door step along with a state of the art infrastructure to the investors. It is expected that the industrial park will contribute to the economic growth and will also create jobs, strengthen the poverty alleviation in the province
The meeting was also attended by other members of allotment committee.