Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – The three day exhibition on interior, construction, electrical and electronics (ICEE 2021) being organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) ended on a high note.
The exhibition which was held at Pak-China Friendship Center Islamabad in collaboration with Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, more than 25 companies including marble, sanitary, tiles, cables, electronics and state-owned banks set up stalls.
A conference was also held on the occasion. In a detailed presentation, Deputy Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Major General (r) Aamer Aslam Khan briefed about the latest developments on the housing project under the authority. He said that so far more than 37,000 applications have been received for loans amounting 127 billion. So far, loan applications worth Rs 46 billion have been approved.
He said that construction of low cost houses is an important task of the authority and an effective strategy has been adopted to implement it. We are also in touch with the private sector to meet the growing demand for building materials such as cement, tiles, sanitary ware, plastic pipes and cables. Addressing the closing ceremony, Chamber President Nasir Mirza said that the Expo Center was the hour of need for the promotion of exports and products. Instead of privatizing the convention center, convert it to an expo center, he suggested. Industrial zones should be set up along the Rawalpindi Ring Road to promote the industry which can be helpful in meeting high demands in the construction sector.
Prime Minister Imran Khan who was chief guest of the closing ceremony of the Expo, lauded RCCI on the successful exhibition on the subject of construction. “I have visited the stalls and taken feedback on the spot,” Khan said. He welcomes the RCCI’s proposal to convert the convention center an expo center. The city of Rawalpindi has also been converted into concrete structure. More and more trees will have to be planted to eliminate pollution. A master plan is being drawn up for each city and any construction in the future green areas will be prohibited, the PM added. Chairman NAPHDA General (r) Anwar Ali Haider also spoke on the occasion and shared the progress and strategy of housing authority on Naya Pakistan Housing Project.
The citizens have shown great interest in the exhibition. Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Commerce Committee in the Senate Zeeshan Khanzada and Ambassador of Nepal Tapas Adikari also visited the exhibition and appreciated the quality of the products.