ISLAMABAD: Australian iron ore company Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. has expressed keen interest to invest in the renewable energy sector and green industry in Pakistan.
The interest was expressed by the company’s Chairman Andrew Forrest at a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today.
Andrew Forrest expressed the hope that the investment by Fortescue Group will result in creation of employment opportunities for the local community and introduction of new technology solutions for a host of industries.
The Prime Minister appreciated the interest of Fortescue Group in Pakistan and assured all possible facilitation in undertaking business ventures in the country.
He highlighted economic recovery of the country in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic and investment friendly policies being pursued by the present government.
He underscored the government’s strategy to contain spread of virus through smart lockdowns and simultaneously reaching out to the millions of poor through government’s flagship Ehsaas Program.
Andrew Forrest appreciated the strategy adopted by the Government of Pakistan in dealing with the pandemic.