CM Maryam announces setting up Garment City

CM reviews C&W’s road construction, maintenance projects

LAHORE   -  Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif announced on Monday that the Punjab’s first plug and play Garment City will be established in which all facilities would be available. She was chairing a special meeting about the project here on Monday. She said that government would organise technical training of workers of the garment industry. The Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to solicit expressions of interest from major apparel industries for the garment city, and formed a high-level committee led by Minister for Industries Chaudhry Shafay Hussain for the purpose. Earlier, the CM was briefed that sheds and other facilities like weaving, dyeing and other related units will be established in the garment city. It was also briefed that the proposed garment city will be energized with green/solar energy systems. Moreover, garment cities will be established in other areas gradually, after the success of the pilot project. Senator Pervaiz  Rashid, Provincial Information & Culture Minister Azma Zahid Bukhari, Provincial Minister for Industries Chaudhry Shafey Hussain and MPA Sania Ashiq attended the meeting. Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretaries, Commissioner, Principal Secretary and other relevant officers were also present. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif reviewed the ongoing road maintenance and construction projects carried out by Communication and Works (C&W) department, here on Monday. During a meeting with Punjab Minister for Communication and Works Soheb Ahmed Malik, she was briefed about the maintenance and construction of roads across Punjab. The CM was briefed that the work on repair and rehabilitation of 590 roads covering a distance of 11500 kilometers across Punjab has been started, and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. She was also briefed about the progress on construction of 5 expressway roads. The CM directed to complete the construction of SL 3 as soon as possible to ensure public convenience. Senator Pervaiz  Rashid and Provincial Secretary C&W Sohail Ashraf also attended the meeting.