Lacuna: Reko Diq now Export Processing Zone

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 11:00:22 by


The Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA), on the request of the Balochistan Government, has declared the Reko Diq mining area an export processing zone.

Reko Diq Gold and Copper Project Board of Governors Vice Chairman Dr Samar Mubarakmand apprised Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani of this development in a meeting on Tuesday.

After final approval from the Ministry of Industry, officials of the Balochistan government and EPZA will ink a memorandum of understanding in this regard, he said. Earlier, the Balochistan CM, who is also chairman of the Board of Governors of the project, approved decisions of the board; including a Rs1.8 billion budget for the project for next year and a revised recruitment committee.

Approval was also granted for the construction of a water pond for the provision of water to the project.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2012.

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