QUETTA, Jul 20 (APP): Balochistan provincial government would provide 3,000 acre of land for expansion of Gwadar Industrial Zone in order to make it further functional, Secretary Industries and Trade, Noor Muhammad Jogezai said on Wednesday.

The provincial government was taking practical steps to give
incentives for investors and industrialists to develop industries and enhance its activities, he said while chairing a meeting of Gwadar Industrial Estate and Development Authority.

Besides protection of the investment, the industrial would be
allotted land on proper price and soft conditions, he added.

The Secretary said, the real estate activities should be
discouraged in the Industrial Zone, adding, the plots allotted for setting up of industries should not be utilized for any other purpose.

He said, all the hurdles in the way of the development of the
industrial zone should be removed.

Jogezai said, the industrialists should be assured that the
government was in favour of development of industries and revival of sick industrial units.

He said, possible tax exemption would also be ensured for the industries, adding the development of industrial zone would help ensure employment opportunities for thousands of people which would prove a milestone for the development of the province as well as the
Makran belt.

He also directed to further improve the master plan and make the Gwadar industrial zone functional aimed at speeding up industrial activities there.

It was also decided to shift the office of the industrial zone
from Karachi to Gwadar to enhance industrial activities at the industrial zone.