KARACHI, Oct 24 (APP): Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, participated in the Western China International Cooperation Forum.
A statement issued by the CM House here on Wednesday said he was there along with the Governor Generals of Canada and Australia, Presidents of Macedonia and Belarus, Prime Ministers of Tanzania and Mongolia and ex-Premier of France.
It said that the leaders resolved to pursue balanced growth along with sustainable development.
The Chief Minister also visited the Pakistan pavilion at the Western China International Fair where some 70 enterprises from Pakistan showcased the products.
The local Chengdu TV news channel named Chengdu CDTV and China Radio International interviewed the Chief Minister at the sidelines of Cooperation Forum proceedings.
Qaim Ali Shah also visited the state-owned Sichuan Textile Import-Export Corporation where he invited Chinese textile companies to set up textile units in case of relocation to the Textile City being developed in the Port Industrial Area.
The Director General Textile informed that the cotton and textile related trade between Pakistan and Sichuan is not as per its potential and needs to be augmented.
The Chief Minister invited them to Karachi which is a major hub of textile units and assured them of maximum support for boosting trade ties and finding out avenues for mutual cooperation between Sichuan Textile Import and Export Corp and APTMA of Sindh, Pakistan.
Various business groups of Sichuan province called on the Chief Minister which included Changhong Electric Company, New Hope Dairy and Biomass Institute of Ministry of Agriculture.
The Chief Minister invited the Business Houses to explore investment opportunities that the province offers and undertake investment in Sindh.
M/s Changhong informed that they already have an assembly unit in Pakistan and are considering expand their product and would positively consider Sindh as a destination for their expansion project.
The Chief Minister formally extended invitation to them to visit Karachi during their next trip.
He informed BIOMA that Sindh Province has great potential for developing biogas based energy which is a cost effective solution for providing electricity in the rural areas.
He suggested that BIOMA may collaborate with Agriculture University Tando Jam to provide an institutional platform for the purpose.
He informed that the government is already pursuing two projects namely Landhi Cattle Colony Biogas Project and Agro-waste to energy project in Khairpur. BIOMA has already provided training to 10 personnel from Punjab in this field.