LAHORE - Punjab Food Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran said that government would extend maximum facilities to Chinese investors for setting up their industry in the province. He was addressing a 14-member Chinese delegation led by President Shenzen Chamber of International Commerce Mr He Xuewen at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday. Both the Chambers also inked an MoU to streamline the exchange of business-related information. The Chinese delegation comprised people from real estate developers, construction companies, computer hardware trading, investment, consultants and high ranking government officers. The minister said that Punjab government was ready to promote consultancy exchange programme with Shenzen for development of industrial infrastructure, high tech agricultural parks, logistics and transport sector, IT industry and branding strategies. He said globalization had provided an opportunity to Chinese investors to relocate their large scale industry to Pakistan to reap the benefits of its most conducive business policies. On this occasion, the LCCI President Mohammad Ali Mian said that general election result and subsequent formation of democratic governments has put positive impact on outer world as many foreign investor are now planning to shift their businesses to Pakistan, which provides shortest route to China for Middle East, Africa and Europe. He hoped that trade volume between the two countries would increase up to $ 15 billion during next 5 years following an FTA between them. Major imports of Pakistan from China include iron, steel products, tyres, tubes, chemical, medical, pharma products, fertilizers, yarn and thread of synthetic fibre, railway vehicles, spare parts hand tools and hardware products etc, he added. Muhammad Ali said specific areas for investment could be coal mining, power generation, machinery, chemicals, building materials especially cement production, textiles, synthetic fabrics, electronics, leather, paper and paper products and foodstuffs. The possibilities of joint ventures for Halal meat production and export to Muslim countries would be one of the most promising propositions for the Chinese investors. While, Mr He Xuewen said that they were visiting Pakistan to have first hand knowledge about available business opportunities here.  He hoped that in coming days the trade between Pakistan and China would touch new heights. He said Shenzen being fourth best performing economy with 15 percent annual growth rate has a huge business potential for Pakistani entrepreneurs. He said Shenzen has 300,000 business entities that are busy in all types of businesses and this makes a very strong point for the LCCI to arrange a visit to Shenzen.