PM Khan to inaugurate the new Azakhel Dry Port tomorrow. This new modern dry port is being set up in the Pirpai district Nowshera for facilitating the business community and boost the trade activities in the region.
As per a press release issued on Sunday, it stated that FBR has officially informed the establishment of the new state of the art Azakhel Dry port in Pirpai, district Nowshera. The official press release said that Prime Minister would be inaugurating the Azakhel Dry port formally on the 8th of January 2020, next during a ceremony.
The senior officials which include Dr Asif Jah, the chief collector, Ihsan Ali Shah, the Collector Appraisement Peshawar and others visited the site of the new dry port.
Shahid Hussain the Acting President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while talking said that the trade between Islamabad and Kabul would see a major elevation with the completion of a dry port in the province of KP. He also added that it was the long-standing demand of the business community for the early competition of the new dry port in Nowshera, which is to be completed by the present government.
He also said that they highly laud the measure, as it would be easing the difficulties of the exporters and importers as well gain impetus to trade with the neighbouring nations from here.
The acting chief of the SCCI said that the new dry port would be improving the trade prospects in the province and would also be promoting the trade with Afghanistan and other regional nations. He also said that the step taken by the government would be offering facilities to the business community in exports and imports.
It is pertinent to mention that the Peshawar Railways division has offered more than 60 acres of land for the establishment of the dry port near Pirpai railways station in Nowshera.