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Facilitation Desks for export-oriented & textile industry
Oct '09
President, KCCI - Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad
President, KCCI - Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad
President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad, in a press note, while recalling his Policy Speech on assumption of his charge as President-KCCI on 1st October, 2009, announced that establishing of Facilitation Desks to facilitate KCCI members regarding Utilities, Electricity, Gas issues, Investment, Textile & Export Affairs at KCCI with effect from 2nd October, 2009.

Abdul Majid informed that power crisis & its increased tariffs is a burning issue of the day which has engulfed the whole country. Consumer despite of timely payments are deprived of continuous supply of electricity. Their complaints are also not timely addressed. Therefore, a dedicated facilitation desk has been established to facilitate its KCCI members regarding their issues and problems particularly related to electricity & KESC and generally for other utilities like gas and water. He further informed that KCCI members may also call KCCI's PCLC Cell at 99218080 & 99218070 wherein staff is available 24/7 to support them regarding KESC related complaints.

Abdul Majid apprised that the another Special Facilitation Desk for Investors is also established which will facilitate the investors to provide them the meaningful information and case studies and success stories of various business ventures in Pakistan. The said desk would not only help in stopping the flight capital but it will also motivate the investors the invest in the unexplored, untapped sector and the sectors where the attention of investors it low but the sectors' potentials are high, vis-à-vis, horticulture, dairy farming, fish & shrimp and livestock farming, herbal medicine, food processing, frozen food items, alternate energy through wind, coal, supply chain solutions, purpose-built temperate control warehouses and modern logistic solutions etc., he added.

Abdul Majid informed that this Facilitation Desk will ideally function with the collaboration of Sindh Board of Investment which will provide the extensive support to the said desk. A proposal for KCCI & SBoI joint Facilitation Desk has already been submitted to Sindh Board of Investment. Another desk is also established which will facilitate regarding issues related to export-oriented industry and textile industry. Abdul Majid concluded that the said Facilitation Desks are functional from 2nd October, 2009.

Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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