ICCI, IBECHS move forward to establish Expo Centre

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ICCI, IBECHS move forward to establish Expo Centre

ISLAMABAD, OCT 10 /DNA/ – The Intelligence Bureau Employee’s Cooperative Housing Society (Gulberg Green) hosted a dinner reception in honor of the delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). Both sides held fruitful discussions to move forward for the establishment of a state-of-the-art Expo Centre in the federal capital with joint efforts.

Speaking on the occasion, Tariq Mehmood, President, Intelligence Bureau Employee’s Cooperative Housing Society said expo centers play important role in promoting exports and attracting investment and said that the Expo Center as a joint venture of Gulberg Green and ICCI in the Federal Capital would provide permanent exhibition facilities to encourage buyer-seller interaction and promoting trade and exports. He asserted that this project of national importance would go a long way in improving the economy. He said that Expo Centre would make the federal capital a hub of business and investment activities and stressed the value addition of products to boost exports and revive the economy. He said that Gulberg Green is situated at an ideal location and many new development projects would be completed here. He was optimistic that the expo center would open up many new avenues for promotion of business, investment and exports.

Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that the partnership between ICCI and Gulberg Green for the Expo Centre is a step in the right direction to improve the economy as this permanent facility would showcase the exportable products of Pakistan and boost exports. He said that many countries including China and Turkey have increased their exports and tourism by organizing expos and hoped that this expo center would also help enhance exports and tourism in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan has great potential to boost exports and expressed hope that the expo center would contribute positively towards achieving this goal.

He said that ICCI has been making efforts since long for the establishment of a new industrial estate in the region and it is ready to work with Gulberg Green for materialization of this important project. He said that ICCI would also like to set up JVs with Gulberg Green for many other projects including industrial estate, hospital, university, and college.

Faad Waheed Senior Vice President, Engr. Azhar ul Islam Zafar Vice President ICCI, Khalid Iqbal Malik Group Leader, Zafar Bakhtawari, Khalid Javed, Tariq Sadiq, Mian Akram Farid, Sardar Rashid Ilyas Khan, Mian Shaukat Masud, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi, Sardar Tahir, Ameer Hamza, Maqsood Tabish, Ch. Javed Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Usman, Ch. Muhammad Ali, Hamayun Kabir, Saif ur Rehman Khan, Faizan Shehzad, Khalid Chaudhry and others were in the ICCI delegation.