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    Developing Inland Water Transportation system can give Boost to National economy …….Federal Minister

    Chitral Times Report

     

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum khusro Bakhtyar has underscored the need for devising a strategy for developing inland water transportation system for quick and cost efficient transportation of cargo within the country which would contribute to growth of national economy. He stated that National Logistics Cell can take initiative in this regard. The Minister was talking to Director General, NLC, Gen. Asim Iqbal, who called on him at Islamabad on Tuesday. The Minister said that focusing on developing water transportation network can reduce cost of transporting goods within the country adding that the ministry will cooperate with NLC for the same. The Minister stated that NLC should also consider launching freight train service to further broaden its scope of activities. The Minister noted that NLC can make valuable contributions in nation building process by providing quality logistics and construction services. He underlined that the organization should continue to upgrade with latest trends and technologies in its business operations for achieving assigned targets and goals. He appreciated NLC for providing engineering services during natural crisis. During the meeting, DG NLC briefed the Minister about organization’s various functions, achievements and future targets. He also apprised about dry ports and border terminals being managed and operated by the organization.

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