Islamabad: Dr. Asim, Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources assured the representatives of All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTOA) that he will ensure the timely construction of tankers’ terminal and make arrangements for the necessary funds. He said this while chairing a meeting with the representatives of APOTOA, Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s), City District Government, Karachi and Oil Refineries.
The Advisor said that he will ensure that the construction of the terminals at Zulfiqarabad and Machh Goth near Hub Chowki, Lasbela will be expedited and hoped that they will start functioning within few months with basic facilities. He was of the view that the construction of a full fledge tanker terminal require enormous funds and significant time which are difficult to manage under these circumstances therefore instead of constructing state-of-the-art tankers’ terminals he will ensure that terminals with essential facilities like levelled parking area, filtered drinking water, rest area, mosque etc. are constructed during the next few months. He said that the necessary funds will be arranged with the support of Oil Marketing Companies, City District Governments and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
The City District Government, Oil Marketing Companies, APOTOA, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources shall monitor progress and ensure proper construction of the works of the parking area / oil tankers terminals in collaboration with APOTOA.
Chairman APOTOA Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan Niazi expressed his gratitude to the Advisor for sparing time and taking personal interest to resolve the longstanding issues of APOTOA.
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