The Chunian (Kasur) Industrial Estate Project will be converted into Pakistan’s first seafood species breeding, growing and export hub — Chunian Aqua Business Park — after the land acquired for the industrial estate was found unsuitable for an industrial estate due to rising saline groundwater table.
The Punjab government has approved a proposal of the Punjab Industrial Estate Development Management Company (PIEDMC) seeking conversion of the industrial estate project into an aqua business park project.
“The Punjab government had earlier spent over Rs350 million on the land acquisition, construction of a boundary wall and preparing a design for developing the industrial estate, also connected to Multan Road, near Bhai Pheru, about 40km away from Lahore. However, it could not complete the project during the previous government of the PML-N,” an official source in the Punjab government said.
Decision made by Punjab govt due to rising saline groundwater table.