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Post by yaad on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:31 pm

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PESHAWAR: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ihsanullah Khan said that nature has blessed Pakistan with enormous marble and granite reserves.

He said in message during the 7th BUILD Asia 2011 exhibition at Expo that Karachi Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) is endeavoring to develop the country's Marble and Granite sector on modern lines with the help of cutting edge machinery, equipments and technical expertise.

He said that PASDEC has established over 16 model projects of marble and granite development across the country, while others are in planning stage.

We have the vision to transform the orthodox stone sector into a globally competitive and socially responsible dimensional stone industry.

PASDEC has introduced the mechanized quarrying practices in the country with state of art machinery and modern techniques of extraction. Resultantly the quarry wastage has decreased from 70 to 45 percent, he said.

Besides modern quarrying development, PASDEC is striving hard to explore new global market for marble and natural stone, so that the marble, granite and natural stone export quantum can be enhanced, he said.

Ihsanullah khan said that PASDEC facilitates its JV partners and industry stakeholders to participate in the domestic and international trade fairs and exhibitions of marble and natural stone products for exploring the export markets and results are very encouraging.

He offered the foreign investors to invest in Marble and Granite sector of Pakistan, which has huge potential. Delegates from China, Germany, Iran, Italy, Oman and UAE attended the exhibition and expressed their keen interest in marble, Onyx and granite products. (APP)

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