The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs & Foreign Affairs, Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon, visited the Karachi Port Trust Head Office yesterday to review the progress of port projects. Chairman Karachi Port Trust Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter HI (M) T. Bt and Trustees of Karachi Port Trust attended the session.
The Minister was briefed by Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter about the infrastructure/ ongoing setup of Karachi Port Trust along with the projects of the port like the Shuttle Freight Train from KPT to Dhabeji, Chemical and Edible Oil Terminal, Cargo Village & Industrial Park, etc. The Minister took keen interest in the Shuttle Freight Train from KPT to Dhabeji project. It is in this regard, the Chairman also informed further that for enhancement of cargo transportation, the KPT is taking Pakistan Railways onboard.
The Chairman Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter while highlighting the performance of KPT, informed the Minister for Maritime Affairs & Foreign Affairs, Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon that KPT has crossed 54 million tons cargo handling and that in few years KPT will break the 75 million tons cargo handling barrier as South Asia Pakistan Terminals has also shortly become operational which has the Capacity to handle 3.1 TEUs Containers annually.
Later, the Minister was accompanied by the Chairman and Trustees of KPT visited the port area to witness ongoing cargo handling, dredging activities of KPT and progress of the Projects underway. The Minister Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon appreciated the efficiency and speedy work progress on the occasion and issued necessary directives. He was then taken to South Asia Pakistan Terminal Limited for reviewing its progress which concluded the visit.