Consultation with stakeholders for lockdown relaxation continue: EZDMC
PESHAWAR: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KP-EZDMC), Javed Iqbal Khattak has said that the construction industry has been restored, while framing of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the opening of other industries is continued in consultations with stakeholders.
He was talking to a delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) here in his office, said a press release issued Saturday.
The delegation was comprised of former president Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) & general secretary Businessman Panel (BMP), Haji Ghulam Ali and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KP-EZDMC Javed Iqbal Khattak, the vice president FPCCI, Qaiser Khan Daudzai, Coordinator FPCCI for KP Sartaj Ahmad Khan, former VP FPCCI, Haji Fazal Elahi, president Industrialists Association Peshawar (IAP), Malik Niaz Ahmad.
The meeting reviewed the impact of the lockdown of industries and trade, and developed a consensus on launching one-window operation for allotment of plots to investors in the new industrial estates, provision of technical assistance and simplification of the processing of application forms.
On this occasion, the representatives of the business community and KP-EZDMC agreed on joint efforts for promotion of investment, allotment of plots in new industrial estates and convening of a consultative meeting of all trade bodies for investment in the province.
The meeting also proposed waiving off of utility bills of lockdown affected industrial units and SMEs and mark-up on bank loans for a period of three months.
Javed Iqbal Khattak, who is also heading the provincial government taskforce on industries, assured the business community that their proposals would be brought in the notice of the provincial government.
He pledged that efforts for the mitigation of the problems of business community would continue and giving maximum opportunity to local investors is top priority in both new and existing industrial estates.
The CEO reiterated his resolve of the facilitation of industrialists to bring the province at par with other provinces in the industrial development. - APP