LAHORE - Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Sunday demanded the government to improve infrastructure and ensure provision of all basic facilities at Ferozpur Road Industrial Area (FRIA) and all other units in industrial estates.

While talking to the FRIA delegation, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Abdul Basit said that provision of electricity, gas, water and all related facilities to all industrial units was inevitable to increase revenue generation and creation of employment opportunities.

FRIA representative Adnan Butt informed the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry president that Ferozpur Road Industrial Area had no proper drainage and water supply system, which were a source of problems for the industrialists and workers.

He said that the FRIA body discussed the situation with WASA Deputy Managing Director (Operations) a few days back but the issues were still unresolved.

The LCCI president said that the best concept and example of trade, economic and industrial activities could be highlighted in Punjab by transforming industrial estates into model estates, adding that it would put a very positive impact on the overall investment scenario in the province and entire country.

He termed measures of infrastructural development, promotion of education and health and signal-free roads in various cities as revolutionary steps of the Punjab government, which would have far-reaching results. However, he added, industrial and trade centers must also be given equal attention by departments concerned.