Federal Commerce Secretary Mohammad Younus Dagha has performed the groundbreaking ceremony for expanding and re-modeling of much-needed Karachi Expo Centre (KEC) under the ‘Emerging Pakistan’ initiative. It is estimated to cost Rs 8 billon and is being planned by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
As per the master plan of the project, three additional new exhibition halls will be constructed in addition to overhauling of the existing six halls. A 24-storey Information Technology (IT) Centre will also be established at the same side. The project will be completed within next four years.
“The construction work on the project will start by January 2019, as a consultant has already been hired and the master plan has been designed,” said Federal Commerce Secretary Mohammad Younus Dagha, talking to reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of the project at the KEC, on Thursday evening.
Nespak will provide consultancy in this project as its General Manager Muhammad Arif Changezi gave a detailed presentation over the master plan. TDAP’s secretary Inam Ullah Khan, Jihan Ara from the P@SHA, FPCCI senior vice president Syed Mazhar and a large number of people including TDAP officials and traders were also present at the groundbreaking ceremony.