Australia keen to invest in energy, agriculture
12 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Australia showed interest in the mining, energy and agriculture sector of Pakistan. The agricultural sector is one of the big players of Pakistan's economy and Australian companies also wanted to capture these sectors.
The Australian High Commissioner, Peter Heyword while meeting with
MOS/Chairman, Board of Investment, Saleem Mandviwalla said Pakistan proves to be an attractive destination for the investors from across the globe.
They discussed trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Heyword invited him to visit Australia with a business delegation, to hold investment conferences and seminars for matchmaking of the investor communities of both the sides.
Ms Melissa Kelly, First Secretary, Australian High Commission and Azhar Shah, the country manager, Australian Trade Commission also accompanied with him.
Saleem briefed the delegation about the investment possibilities in Pakistan and also mentioned the Special Economic Zones, which is an investor friendly incentive.
He informed the delegation about the on-going bilateral treaties between Pakistan and other countries which are being proceeded to facilitate the investment and trade prospects. He offered them to invest in the vast coal reserves of Pakistan.