MEETING HELD WITH HONORABLE GOVERNOR SINDH PERTAINING TO PRIME TRANSPORT “PURPOSE BUILT TAXI PROJECT ” AT GOVERNOR HOUSE
07 December 2005: Mr. Dawood Khan while explaining the salient feature of the project requested the honorable Governor Sindh to help in acquiring 450 acres of land so that manufacturing can be initiated on purpose built Taxis from United Kingdom for 6000 units a year, out of which 3000 units shall be made available for exports and the rest 3000 shall be utilized within the country. The cost of the project shall be initially cost of the project shall be initially in the vicinity of US $ 200 million and employ at-least 25000 direct employees of various skills and trades, also side-by-side massive ancillary and vendoring industry shall also sprung-up along –with this novel project.
The Board of Revenue has earmarked 17000 acres of land at Dhabeji to be developed into new industrial estate not far only 19 K.M from Port Qasim ensuring free flow of goods to & from Dhabeji industrial area. Prime Transport Limited has already submitted expression of interest to install their manufacturing units at this venue and feel that this could be ideal place for a manufacturing unit to be installed for others to also follow the lead. As the entire operation shall be satellite control Taxi service, which will be aided with call centers for controlling dispatch of vehicles accompanied by a technical training institute for technical and operational staff. A residential colony shall also be erected to house labour workforce to avoid commutation of long distances. In addition a power generation plant with up to date water supplying facilities for the entire operation shall also be provided before the project is commissioned.
Finally the Honorable Governor gave a patient hearing and expressed his desire to visit the site a Dhabeji to have complete picture of the area, which will be a unique new industrial city in the heart of Karachi Metropolis with enabling landscaping for the purpose. In the end he also instructed Members (L.U) to expedite the matter of allotment of land on track basis, so that prospective investors, Industrialists and businessmen can decide to start new ventures and he was of firm opinion that new industrial city shall prove to be great success.