The Russian delegation assures the Chief Minister of rehabilitating and upgrading the Steel Mills
Karachi: If the federal government did not put hurdles in rehabilitation of Pakistan Steel Mills, it’s likely that that the Russia would reinstate and upgrade country’s first steel mill established during Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government in early 1970s by the then Soviet Union.
A Russian delegation of St. Petersburg Government, led by its Advisor Andrey Zubahere, who called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House on Tuesday, responded positively when the latter sought the Russian Federation’s help for rehabilitation and upgradation of Pakistan Steel Mills, which is on the verge of closure and thousands of employees have so far been rendered jobless.
“The Russian delegation assured the Chief Minister of rehabilitating and upgrading the Steel Mills,” said an official statement issued from the Chief Minister’s House after the meeting.
Chief Minister Murad Shah told the delegation that the Steel Mills had played pivotal role in country’s economy.
Shah also invited the Russian delegation, who was accompanied by Russian Consul General in Karachi Dr. Alexander Grigorievich Khozin, for investing in Sindh in various projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode and apprised them of 260 MGD water supply scheme in Karachi and garbage-fueled power plant project. “We have planned to establish garbage fueled power plant at Jam Jakhro near Karachi,” he told.
He also offered the Russian delegation to invest in Water Supply and Drainage project of Hyderabad under PPP Mode.
The delegation members said that they will study the projects and will hold more meetings with Sindh government in this regard.
Provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Shah, Jam Ikramullah Dharejo, Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah and secretaries of energy and industries departments of Sindh were also present in the meeting.