PASDEC Organized Interactive Session In GB – Use & Benefits Of Latest Mining Technology

PASDEC Organized Interactive Session In GB – Use & Benefits Of Latest Mining Technology

Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) in collaboration with the Industries, Mineral, Commerce & Labor Department, Government of Gilgit Baltistan held an interactive session on use and benefits of latest mining technology in the marble and granite sector. The session was arranged at the Directorate of Mines and Mineral, Gilgit Baltistan (GB)
The session was attended by Secretary Mines & Minerals, Government of GB, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GB), local mine owners and processors. The attendees were briefed on the mechanized mining on international standards, access to the finance and benefits of mechanized mining and facilitation by PASDEC.
Mr. Zahid Maqsood Sheikh- CEO PASDEC said that despite huge potential with thousands of tons of reserves of dimensional stones, the marble and granite industry of the region is not inline with the international processses. The major impediments in the growth of the marble and granite sector is lack of recognition in term of its true economic potential, limited mechanized mining, out-dated processing standards and in-considerable value addition.
He also highlighted that PASDEC is keen to play its due role in the development of the sector in collaboration with the Government of GB since the dimension stone sector has huge potential of investment and it is high time to enter into the untapped market of the Marble & Granite and seize the opportunities being created by CPEC.
He also emphasized that PASDEC is willing to provide all necessary technical support to the Government of GB in planning, development and execution of mechanized quarries, processing facilities, skill development and Industrial estates in the region. He also assured the local miners of full cooperation in shifting to modern methods of mining through mining equipment available with the Company

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