KARACHI  – Marble City is one of the priority projects of Sindh government and Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), through Sindh Stone Development Company is committed towards the successful materialization of this project at an earliest.

This was stated by Chairman SBI, Muhammad Zubair Motiwala at a 3rd Board meeting of Sindh Stone Development Company (SSDC) “Marble City” held under his Chairmanship at SBI office, Karachi. Board of SSDC reviewed the progress of the proposed Marble City.

Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said that this project is also planned to have a dedicated training center, which would be a key to providing the technical and vocational training for skill development. He also proposed to allocate land for a Trauma Center to cope up any disaster. Chairman SSDC/SBI said that the earning would also increase from improved skill imparted through training by experts in marble and granite sector. Muhammad Zubair Motiwala also proposed and Board of SSDC unanimously approved to induct Secretary Finance, GoS as member of SSDC Board.

Secretary Finance, Government of Sindh, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan said the project was envisaged to be executed as a priority project.Arif Ahmed Khan further said that it is important to find out the existing market scenario for determining the future course of action through a detailed technical study for this project.

Mohammad Riazuddin DG, SBI extended his full support in expediting the project. The Director SSDC Sanaullah Khan has said that the Marble City project will strengthen the untapped and un-exploited sector of stones in Sindh.

Mr. Haroon Rashid, Director SSDC emphasized on the opportunity of brining in the Foreign Direct Investment at Marble City. He further said that there are possibilities of Joint Venture alliances with foreign companies for production and processing.

Earlier, Abdul Azeem Uqaili, Director, SBI briefed the board about the project and said that 300 acres of land in Deh Mithaghar 2 kms off Northern Bypass near Hamdard University has been procured for the establishment of Marble City project. Abdul Azeem Uqaili, Company Secretary SSDC and Director Projects SBI informed the procurement of the consultant for feasibility and transaction advisory services in underway.