Presiding over a meeting, called to review progress of development works at industrial estates working under the Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC), Mian Aslam Iqbal said that in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, all resources were being utilised for industrial development and elimination of unemployment.
PIEDMC Chairman Syed Nabil Hashmi, Board members Arif Qasim, Tariq Siraj Jafari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ali Moazzam Syed, General Manager Technical Farooq Johri, GM Coordination Omar Saeed, GM Business Development Amna Faisal Shah were all a part of the meeting.
Mian Aslam Iqbal directed the authorities concerned to make a comprehensive plan for construction of residential buildings for workers at the Quaid-e-Azam Business Park, Sheikhupura, and to provide facilities to the IT sector in the Multipurpose Business Centre.
COO PIEDMC, Ali Moazzam Syed, who is overlooking the development of QABP as its “Project In Charge”, describes this multipurpose complex as ‘unique and the first of its kind.’ He states that ‘not one industrial estate present in Pakistan at the moment has been able to develop a customer service complex of this nature,’ which is being provided by QABP near Sheikhupura.
Moreover, no industrial estates that are being conceived at the moment have a multipurpose complex of this capacity that can offer so many diverse facilities. PIEDMC firmly believes in the idea of providing its industrial units with one window solutions. It believes that equal attention should be paid to both the quality of infrastructure and customer service quality.
Keeping in mind the significance of this complex it is being constructed near the main entrance of the business park. It is important to note that this Multipurpose Complex will have six storeys, and every level would have approximately 50,000 square feet of office space.
Through this complex, industrialists would have access to offices, showrooms, shops, business centers, auditorium, hotels, restaurants and food courts which are to be constructed shortly. This center would also have the offices of PIEDMC itself, and the construction of a technologically advanced medical center is also a part of the plan.
PIEDMC is also planning for customer convenience to have twenty executive apartments, two gymnasiums and coffee shops, etc. The complex would provide all kinds of resources, facilities and logistic support needed by the companies setting up in the special economic zone. Once completed, this six-storey building aims to attract the residents of QABP and the people belonging to Sheikhpura
The minister showed his desire to lay the foundation stone of the Multipurpose Business Centre on May 1, and sought a final date for its completion. He ordered for expediting the development work of Quaid-e-Azam Business Park Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur Industrial Estate and complete the work on Rahim Yar Khan grid station as soon as possible and submit detailed plan with financial model of Pakistan’s first aqua park in Chunian.
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He also ordered for starting work on establishment of IT Incubation Centre in South Punjab. He said that for facilitating industrialists in Punjab and promoting establishment of industries, special economic zones were being set up, in which investors were being given tax exemptions for 10 years.
The PIEDMC chairman and the CEO briefed the provincial minister on the ongoing works in the industrial estates, who expressed satisfaction on the pace of the development works.
Nabil Hashmi said the PIEDMC was ensuring quality and speed of development work in the industrial estates, due to which a large number of industrialists were taking interest in buying plots and setting up industries there.