CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah participates in Western China International Cooperation Forum

Chengdu, October 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah participated in the Western China International Cooperation Forum alongwith the Governor Generals of Canada and Australia, Presidents of Macedonia and Belarus, Prime Ministers of Tanzania and Mongolia and ex Premier of France.

The leaders resolved to pursue balanced Growth alongwith sustainable development. The Chief Minister also visited the Pakistan pavilion at the Western China International Fair where some 70 enterprises from Pakistan showcased the products.

The local Changdu TV news channel named Changdu CDTV and China Radio International interviewed the Chief Minister by the side line of Cooperation Forum proceeding. The Chief Minister visited the state owned Sichuan Textile Import Export Corp. where he invited Chinese Textile Companies to set up textile units in case of relocation to the Textile City being developed in the Port Industrial Area. The Director General Textile informed cotton and textile related trade between Pakistan and Sichuan is not as per its potential and needs to be augmented.

The Chief Minister Invited them Karachi which is a major hub of textile units and assured them maximum support for boosting trade tied between the two regions and find out avenues for mutual cooperation between Sichuan Textile Import and Export Corp and APTMA of Sindh, Pakistan. Various Business Groups of Sichuan province called on the Chief Minister which included Changhong Electric Co., New Hope Dairy and Biomass Institute of Ministry of Agriculture.

The Chief Minister invited the Business Houses to explore investment opportunities that the province offers and undertake investment in Sindh. M/S Changhong informed that they already have a assembly unit in Pakistan and are considering to expand their product and would positively consider Sindh as a destination for their expansion Project. The Chief Minister formally extended invitation to them to visit Karachi during their next trip.

The Chief Minister informed BIOMA that Sindh Province has great potential for developing biogas based energy which is a cost effective solution for providing electricity in the rural areas. He suggested that BIOMA may collaborate with Agriculture University Tando Jam to provide an institutional platform for the purpose.

He informed that the government is already pursuing two projects namely Landhi Cattle Colony Biogas Project and Agro-waste to energy project in Khairpur. BIOMA has already provided training to 10 personnel from Punjab in this field. Formal invitations were extended to New Hope Dairy and BIOMA to visit Sindh with the objective of investing in the dairy and related Biogas projects respectively.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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