Work on 9,500 kanal Mirpur SEZ commences

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MIRPUR/AJK: Initial work for the establishment of a world-class Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mirpur, approved under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has started. “Mirpur would have the ninth SEZ spread over an area of 9,500 kanals,” Mirpur Division Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb told APP on Monday.

Elaborating the steps taken to construct the SEZ, the commissioner revealed that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government had released over Rs183 million in the last fiscal year 2017-18 for the construction of the first phase of the SEZ.

“More funds have been allocated in the new fiscal year’s budget for the project; the SEZ would have latest infrastructure and facilities in line with the needs of the modern age,” he said.

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  1. M.aslam Ch September 4, 2018 at 8:57 pm
    While appreciating the establishing the SEZ in Mirpur (AK), care should be taken that instead of setting up industrial units in the hapazard manner as was done in the industrial Estate( Mirpur) during seventy /eighty decades, resulting economically very marginal usefulness of that industrial estate. Therefore, it would be in the fitness of things that specific sector be selected and all units be set up, specializing by remaining with in that very sector catering primarily exports. For example, textile garments manufacturing and exports be selected and all units be set up, engaging skilled workers from Faisalabad, Karachi in the initial stage and along local work force be trained and engaged. BanglaDesh with no own cotton is one of the largest exporter of cotton related products i.e garments and made ups.Their entire economy is made sustainable on this one item, providing employment to million local work force.

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