Potential Of Marble, Granite In Gilgit-Baltistan Region Discussed


Potential of marble, granite in Gilgit-Baltistan region discussed

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th August, 2016) : Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) here on Friday briefed the Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman on potential of marble and granite in the region. On the occasion, CEO PASDEC offered to extend all possible support to the government of Gilgit-Baltistan in its endeavor to upgrade the sector and provide for better employment opportunities to the locals, said a statement. It was also agreed between the stakeholders that a MoU would be executed comprising precise actions to uplift the sector in the coming days.

It is pertinent to mention here that PASDEC has been established by the Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan, for up-gradation of the Marble and Granite sector of the Country.

PASDEC has introduced mechanized mining in the Country which has reduced considerable wastage of the Natural Resource besides providing for state of the art mining machinery to the mine owners and skill development in mosaic, inlay and handicrafts.