ISLAMABAD: Romanian and Malaysian investors have has expressed interest in investment opportunities in the Infrastructure sector in Pakistan under the Public Private Partnership modality. A delegation from Romania headed by Mr. Marciel Popa currently visiting Pakistan has evinced interest in participating in the energy and construction industries. The Romanian delegation also wants to evaluate potential for bolstering trade between Romania and Pakistan and opportunities in local manufacturing. Mr. Popa an eminent businessman from Romania is also Pakistan’s Honorary Counsul General to Romania.
Briefing the delegation, the CEO of Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), Mr. Aijaz Ahmad outlined the Government policy on Public Private Partnerships and the opportunities available in the infrastructure development in the country. IPDF also facilitated the meetings of the delegation with the relevant agencies and organizations such as Board of Investment (BOI), Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB), Overseas Employment Corporation and the local Chamber of Commerce.
A Malaysian delegation led by Mr. Wan Mohamed Yaacob Bin Dato’ Wan Salaidin, Executive Director, DWITASIK SDN BHD, was briefed on the investment opportunities in Pakistan at a presentation arranged at BOI. The Malaysian delegation was briefed on the opportunities in the infrastructure sector especially in the Housing industry under the Public Private Partnership model in Pakistan.
It may be recalled that Malaysia has had a long and established experience of Public Private Partnerships. The Malaysian delegation expressed keen interest in the Public Private Partnership program in Pakistan and the opportunities available for the Malaysian investors in Pakistan. Both the delegations appreciated the Government of Pakistan policy of Public Private Partnership and indicated that they are keen to participate in the investment opportunities in Pakistan.-SANA