KARACHI: Sindh government agreed to provide 250 acres of land to Japanese group of investment-DTS at Japan Special Economic Zone near Dhabeji district Thatta for establishment of Information Technology (IT) and Engineering related manufacturing industries with expected investment up $300 million and generating 10,000 job opportunities within two years.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah holding meeting with Japanese delegation led by Dr Hironao Takahashi Chairman DTS Group and honorary Investment Counselor Board of Investment Pakistan said we were deeply interested in the Japanese investment in Sindh to take advantage of its technology development.
He said Sindh government has established Japan Special Economic Zone with 2,000 acres of land at Dhabeji to facilitate the Japanese investors.
He said all incentives, necessary facilities and administrative support would be provided to Japanese investors from Sindh government and even they would get help if any relating to federal government.
He asked the delegates to prepare time frame for the establishment of their industrial units and try to complete the same within two year. He directed the officers concerned to resolve the issues pertaining to the allotment and clear vacant possession of land in-question very quickly.
He revealed Japanese investment would create more than 10,000 job opportunities, asked the delegates to give priority to the local people in employment.
Sindh is rich with natural resources and has good potential of investment and invited the Japanese investors to avail the opportunities of investment and incentives in the Sindh province.
Dr Hironao said his group intended to promote the trade and investment activities at Sindh province. He said his group has also made investment of $10 million in IT and Telecom sectors at Karachi site Phase II, where software development and call centres have been established over 10 acres of land. He said his group wanted to extend its investment and bring more investment and technology units from Japan as such has applied for the allotment of 250 acres of land at Japan Special Economic Zone at Dhabeji. He appreciated the response and co-operation by QaimAli Shah and officers concerns for getting his investment project as materialised and mature. Irfan Siddiqui the Project Director of DTS Group Japan said after the clear possession of land, the physical work of construction would be started within 3 months and all industrial units within their premises would be established within two years.
He said DTS was running call centre and IT (Software) development centre at Karachi site Phase II, where it even have provided training to local youths in IT under the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP).
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