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Govt planning to expand existing fleet to enhance economy: Kamran Michael

Govt planning to expand existing fleet to enhance economy: Kamran Michael

LAHORE: Minister for Ports and Shipping, Senator Kamran Michael has said the government is planning to expand the existing shipping fleet to enhance the economy.

In a statement, he said Netherlands has shown interest in developing Gwadar fish harbour, adding that an agreement would be signed in this regard for development of the sector.

He highlighted the ongoing projects of his ministry including MoU to be signed with Sri Lanka. He said that PML-N government is taking effective steps for the promotion of trade. He said that traders would be provided a conducive environment to promote their business that would create vast job opportunities.

He also announced to upgrade the existing Marine Academy in Karachi into a full-fledged university to provide world standard training to officers and new entrants, besides attracting foreign students as well.

The minister said that fishing industry would be promoted to international level as there is great scope for its flourishment. The minister said “we have various kinds of fish which differ in taste and variety and it would bring revenue as well.”