Yutong Bus to set up public transport plant in Sindh
Mr Paul Zhang presents Miniature Yutong Bus to Minister Sharjeel Memon. [Photo provided to Gwadar Pro]
KARACHI, July 15 (Gwadar Pro) - Yutong Bus─ a large-scale modern Chinese manufacturing company specialising in bus production ─ has agreed to set up a public transport plant in the southern province of Sindh in Pakistan. The plant will be set up on 15 to 18 acres of land either in Karachi or in Hyderabad.
The development took place during a meeting between Provincial Minister for Transport Sharjeel Inam Memon and Paul Zhang, Country Manager of Yutong Bus China on Thursday. Mr Zhang was also accompanied by Service Head Yutong Wayner Wang.
“The meeting agreed to prepare a concrete proposal in this regard by next week,” according to an official statement, adding that “the plant will be set up on 15 to 18 acres of land”.
Mr Sharjeel Inam Memon said, “The transport department is making every effort to attract foreign investors to set up a public transport plant in Sindh”. He said that with foreign investments, the public transport sector of Pakistan will be improved and new job opportunities will be created.
Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Managing Director Sindh Mass Transit Authority Cap. (R) Altaf Hussain Sario and National Radio Transmission Company Project Director Sohaib Shafiq were also present on the occasion.
It is apt to mention that earlier this month, a Chinese delegation during a meeting with Mr Memon had agreed to introduce a new bus service in Karachi. The new bus service will consist of a fleet of 500 buses, which will reach the city in four months.
Yutong Bus is a large-scale modern manufacturing company dedicated to the R&D, manufacturing and sales of bus products. It has three production plants of whole vehicle that are all located in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.