CPEC to open fresh vistas for hotel industry: Sindh Governor

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KARACHI, May 23 (APP)- China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
project is set to pave way for fresh avenues of prosperity for Sindh
through series of opportunities including its easy and safe access to
international markets, said Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair.
Addressing the annual convocation of National Institute of
Culinary Art and Hotel Management, he said CPEC thus offers unique
opportunities to revitalize our hotel and hospitality industry.
The Governor said next 10 years will be a golden period
particularly for the province and its capital Karachi hence prudence
demanded that concerted efforts are made for capacity building of
local youth.
The available resources must be efficiently utilized for promotion of
hotel and hospitality industry as this is crucial to streamline opportunities created through CPEC, said a statement here Tuesday.
“Consequent to improved law and order situation in Karachi,
during last three years, hoards of foreigners can be witnessed
visiting the economic hub of the country,” he said .
“In view of the situation and growing interest of foreign
investors, alongwith other visitors, we must have a vibrant and well
groomed work force for our hotel industry and its associated sectors,”
reiterated the governor.
Sindh Governor said every part of the country is poised to benefit
due to restoration of peace coupled with stable law and order
situation that has already led to improved economic activities and
materialization of CPEC.
“This demands that we chalk-out an elaborate program to stream
line our industry of hospitality on strong and updated lines,” he
said.
Muhammad Zubair appreciated that like other institutions of
professional education, opportunities are being generated for local
youth in hotel management and associated fields.
Director General of the institute. Abdul Rahim Shaikh and its
Chief Executive Officer, Afzal Ahmad Siddiqui also addressed the
graduates.