Awarness Seminar for Development of Marble and Granite Quarries of Chitral.
CHITRAL: A day long seminar on development of Marble and Granite Quarries of Chitral was held here at Zilla Council Hall Chitral. District Nazim Chitral Haji Maghfirat Shah was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Sartaj Ahamd Khan Tehsil Nazim Chitral. Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) organized awareness seminar. Tahir Shahab and Tofeeq Ahmad briefed the participants in presentation regarding cutting of marble stone with modern way. They said that China is the main producing country of the world which produce 15.78 million ton of marble, Iran is the second country having marble production of 13.50 Million tons per year, Italy 10.35 million ton, India 9.47 million tons, Spain 8.20 million tons, Brazil 7,67 M T. Turkey 7.07 MT, Portugal 3.16 MT and Pakistan production is only 0.50 million tons per annum.
They said that some 80% marble is wasting due to blasting and only 20% is using. They said that PASDEC wants to introduce its new machineries with the collaboration of miner’s owners for maximum production and collection of Marble in big size. He said that our company has hired foreigner’s experts and want to train local people for promoting of marble sector. A marble city will be established here as well as a marble-processing center will also be opened at Chitral. They said that Chitral have rich potential of standard quality of white marble which is more wanting the world market. 25 girls will be trained in Gems cutting and polishing. A sum of rupees 90 million will be spent for this purpose to promote marble sector in the country. Besides its marble where house will also be established here in which different pieces would be stored and a foreigner investor can easily be collect sample and items. Maulana Qadir Shah president Chitral Marble Owner Association, Sartaj Ahamd Khan Tehsil Nazim and Haji Maghfirat Shah District Nazim Chitral also spoke on the occasion.
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