Pakistan first Business and Biodiversity Platform launched

Pakistan first Business and Biodiversity Platform launched

Pakistan first Business and Biodiversity Platform launched at Port Qasim.

Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Ministry of Martime Affairs has launched Pakistan’s first Business and Biodiversity Platform (BBP) at Port Qasim.

Pakistan first Business and Biodiversity Platform launched

According to 2 years performance report August 2018 -2020 of the government, following the Prime Minister Initiative of Green Year Pakistan, plantation of over 1 million mangroves was underway.

A detail study of the new master plan for the Port Qasim has completed. Plan has also been finalized to uplift the entire infrastructure of PQA and its industrial area.

This include up-gradation of the roads, laying of sewerage line, water distribution channels and power supply, residential accommodation for PQA employees, Primary and Secondary School, State of the Art Sports Complex with a cricket ground fit to first class matches at an approximate combine cost of Rs. 3 billion.

Meanwhile, the Petroleum Division has completed dualization of the White Oil Pipeline, from Karachi to Sheikhupura, for supply of petrol to Oil Marketing Companies reducing reliance on traditional mode of transportation through tankers.

A senior official privy to petroleum sector developments told APP that the pipeline would be expanded to Peshawar for which a contract had been awarded to Frontier Works Organization, which had completed its necessary work and hopefully practical work on the project would start in next few months.

The project is expected to be completed in a period of 18-24 months.

With completion of this project all imported diesel and fuel besides local production in the South of the country, would move through the pipeline from Karachi to Peshawar instead of oil lorries.


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