ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Industry is working on a plan to minimize the number unnecessary organizations, under its administrative control, by merging them into limited bodies and will reconstitute them. Presiding over the 80th Board meeting of PIDC (Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation) here on Wednesday, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo Advisor to Prime Minister, Minister for Industries and Production (MOIP) said that the possibility of merger of various companies would be examined. "It will also be ensured that all the directors should attend board meetings so as to make BoDs meetings more effective and productive," Watto instructed the directors of the auxiliaries.   Abdul Bari Khan Chairman PIDC informed the meeting that 'Furniture Pakistan' project with a total cost of Rs 590 million approved during the last Board meeting is well on track. The project aims at increasing the exports of Pakistani furniture by ensuring production of quality furniture in the country. After thorough deliberations the Board took following decisions: (A) Number of Board of Directors of PIDC will be reduced from 17 to 12. (B) BoDs instructed the PIDC to clear legal hurdles for disposal of Bath Island property of PIDC. (C) Proposal to refurbish of PIDC House Karachi and construction of additional floors was approved in principal. (D) Board also instructed PIDC to market a study done for setting up Coal Port/Terminal for imported coal. (E) Construction of residential blocks for the teaching staff of Skill Development Centers (SDCs) was approved. (It may be recalled PIDC has set up four SDCs in earthquake-affected areas of Koza Banda in District Batagram and Khaki in Mansehra District, which have imparted technical training to hundreds of students of this area). (F) BoDs approved to award contract to J.E Austin Associates Inc. for formulation of strategy for development of Sports Goods Sector at a total cost of Rs 42.582m.