China Economic Net
Thatta: A Pakistani Company under a Public-Private Partnership has presented a proposal to set up an Agriculture Research Center and Eco Farm encompassing over 1000 acres of land with an investment of around US $ 300 million on the main Gujo-Junghshai Road in collaboration with South China Agriculture University.
The proposal was presented by a delegation of ‘One Belt One Road Company’ in a meeting that was presided over by Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Minister for local government and forest.
The minister described the project as a major breakthrough in the agricultural sector, said an official statement released here.
Briefing about the benefits of the project, Vice Chairman OBORC Feroz Shahid said that his company would be investing $ 300 million for establishing an Agriculture Research Center and Eco Farm encompassing over 1000 acres according to the needs of the modern-day in collaboration with South China Agriculture University.
“Under this project around 9000 jobs will be given in collaboration with South China Agriculture University that will also be supervising the research work being carried out at the center,” he mentioned.
Feroz Shahid said the agriculture and research center aims to promote agriculture studies and research in Thatta. He explained that the purpose of this project was to bring a revolutionary change in the agriculture sector and put the country on the path of progress through agriculture.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Minister for local governments and forest was told that the Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam had extended its assistance for this project.
Stakeholders of district Thatta including senior politician Sadiq Ali Memon, Member Sindh Assembly Riaz Hussain Shah Shirazi, Local Government Secretary Syed Najam Shah, Forest Secretary Dr Badar Jamil Mendhro, Deputy Commissioner Thatta Usman Tanveer, Senior Suprindent of Police (SSP) Thatta Dr Imran Khan, Chief Executive Officer OBORC Development Pakistan Syed Bassim Saeed, Managing Director Karachi Water Board Asadullah Khan, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ismael Kumbhar, Professor Dr Inayatullah Rajpar of Sindh Agriculture University TandoJam, MD Sindh Tourism Development Corporation Aijaz Ahmed Shaikh and senior officials of Revenue, Highways and Irrigation Department attended the meeting.
Sindh Minister for local governments Syed Nasir Hussain Shah directed the stakeholders of district Thatta to ensure the protection of site land from encroachments.