Centre to consult Sindh govt on Bundal Island project
October 8, 2020 11:38 PM
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to expedite work on the Bundal Island project aimed at constructing two new cities on the island.
Addressing a presser in Islamabad alongside Ports and Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi, the governor Sindh said that the Bundal Island project would create job opportunities for 150,000 people besides also becoming a source of income generation for the province.
“Bundal Island will remain part of the Sindh province,” he said adding that it is not a housing project rather a plan to construct a city.
He said that the project would attract upto five million tourists and people have already started approaching the government for investment in the project.
Imran Ismail further said that the income generated from the project will go to the province. “This is a US$50 billion and if allowed to become operational, it will drastically change the economic situation of the Sindh province,” he said.
He further said that the Centre could not operate the project on its own and they would address the grievances of the provincial government. “We will take the Sindh government into confidence over the matter,” the governor said.