MINISTER FOR PORTS & SHIPPING SENATOR KAMRAN MICHAEL VISITED KARACHI PORT AFTER TAKING CHARGE
Senator Kamran Michael, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, visited Karachi Port Trust on Friday, 14th June 2013. Accompanied by Chairman, KPT and other high functionaries of the port the Federal Minister was given a detailed tour of the maritime installations of KPT along with all the ongoing development projects KPT is undertaking.
The Minister was taken round all operational berths of KPT including all the three oil piers. During the course of his inspection lasting three hours he also viewed the newly laid out breakwaters that will streamline the channels of Karachi Port. He visited the deepened length of the approach channel and the desirability of deeper access for berthing large post-panamax carriers was explained to him by Chairman.
He inspected the under construction Pakistan Deep Water Container Port and instructed KPT to bring all the issues related to delay caused in its completion so that action can be taken at the appropriate forum for their resolution. He also said that PDWCP will bring in much needed employment opportunities for the young workforce of Pakistan.
During the appraisal accorded to him of current state of operations of Karachi Port the Minister raised very pertinent queries and inquired in depth about various facets of the operational practices. He conveyed the vision of the government to the officers and asked to implement it transparently so that not only they perform efficiently but also that they become a role model for others to follow.