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KARACHI: Dutch companies are keen to invest in projects at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT), said the Dutch Ambassador Ardi Stoios Braken during a visit to the port on Tuesday.

The ambassador was accompanied by a high-level 20-member Dutch maritime delegation who expressed their keen interest to invest in the KPT projects including freight corridor, multi-purpose bulk terminal LNG complex, maritime business district, special economic zone, capital dredging and others.

KPT Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar briefed the visiting delegation on the future infrastructure plans at the KPT and informed them of the economic opportunities in the boat-building sector.

Representatives of the Dutch maritime private sector companies also visited Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and met with its Chairman Rizwan Ahmed who highlighted the potential for joint ventures in the commercial projects.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2019