SAARC President Ruwan Visiting Islamabad To Boost Investment And Trade Efforts
SAARC President Ruwan Visiting Islamabad To Boost Investment And Trade Efforts: President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Ruwan Edirisinghe is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan today on a two-day visit to accelerate the efforts of the chamber in promoting economic, trade and investment linkages across the region.
The SCCI President is scheduled to hold high level meeting with SAARC CCI Headquarter Building Committee besides meeting with local business community and government officials.
“Ruwan, a leading industrialist and investor from Sri Lanka, is due to arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday where he will meet the business community and hold important meeting with SAARC CCI Headquarter Building Committee to evaluate the construction work of the building,” said SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President (SVP) Iftikhar Ali Malik who is also Chairman Building Committee, while talking to media here.
He said that 95 percent structure of the building has been completed under the supervision of high profile internationally accredited architects and designers.
He said that the government of Pakistan and magnates have contributed over 80 per cent of the total of the cost of the project valued at more than rupees one billion. He hoped that it will be completed before the end of current calendar.
He said during his stay, Ruwan is likely to meet important government officials and trade leaders. He said his focus will continue to prioritize better connectivity and establishment of SAARC industrial parks for better investment facilitation.
He said there was a dire need to utilize this platform to bring prosperity in the region. “If we utilize our potential in its true order, our region could make higher pace of development within next decade, although currently it is lagging behind in terms of development, he added.
The private sector of the region is committed to the socioeconomic integration of South Asia, he said, adding that the business community of the region believes in harmony and advocates regional economic integration to address the major challenges the region faces, including job creation and poverty.
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