Karachi: Sindh Chief Secretary (CS) Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said on Wednesday announced the provincial government’s decision to develop three more Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under the going Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework, a news source reported. He further revealed that the proposed SEZs would be developed in Navena, Bolhari, and Naushehro Feroze.
He expressed his views on the matter during a meeting with a 33-member delegation at his office in Karachi. He stated that the provincial executive had planned to develop SEZs in Korangi, Bin Qasim, and Khairpur. He added that the Dhabeji Special Economic Zone would be developed as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative.
The chief secretary informed the delegation about the coal-fired power plant in the Thar Desert, which contributes 660 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid. Thar coal reserves are capable of producing 100,000MW of electricity for 300 years, he added.
Shah informed the delegation that Sindh was producing 1200MW of electricity through the wind corridor and had the capacity to generate more electric power.
The government has allocated PKR 284 billion for various development schemes during the financial year 2019-20 (FY 2019-20), he added. He further said that the provincial executive aimed to improve the transport system in Karachi by construction the Red Line and Yellow Line services, while Karachi Circular Railway was to be revived under CPEC.