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World Bank experts visits Sialkot Tannery Zone

World Bank experts visits Sialkot Tannery Zone

SIALKOT: Lahore-16 A delegation of the World Bank (WB) experts visited the city here on Wednesdayand discussed matters of establishment of Sialkot Tannery Zone Project with the Sialkot district administration during a meeting held here.

While giving the briefing about the Sialkot Tannery Zone Project to the delelgation, DC, Dr Farrukh Naveed, said that the construction of Sialkot Tannry Zone was underway on 396 acres of land near Khambraanwala-Sialkot, where all the 250 small and big sized tanneries scattered in and around the city would soon be shifted to the zone.

He said that the Punjab government was spending Rs 3.47 billion on the project for saving people from the environmental pollution. DC said that a chunk of Rs.1.3 billion was direly needed to install an international standard water treatment plant in this tannery zone, asking the WB delegation to provide these funds at earliest.

On the occasion, the experts of the World Bank (WB) showed keen interest in the Project and assured of their early technical and financial assistance.

Earlier, the delegation also visited the site of the under completion project near Khambraanwala. MPA Ch. Muhammad Ikram, ADCG Sialkot Meesam Abbas, President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Zahid Latif Malik and the senior officials of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Sialkot Tannery Zone were also present on the occasion.