Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI visited Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Limited earlier today. There, the PM Inaugurated Ship lift Transfer systems.— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) August 10, 2021
The PM was given a detailed briefing on the occasion. pic.twitter.com/egD2zhLhyt
The ship lift will work as a large elevator platform to raise the ship out of water for dry-docking ashore and lowering it back into the water after completion of work.
The ship transfer system with its electro-hydraulic trolleys has been designed to transfer ships from ship lifts to dry berths on land.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the prime minister expressed his pleasure at the progress in using technology for various tasks.
“Now we will be able to [service] 12 ships and ship lift 7,400 tonnes. This is progress. We have to save the country’s money using technology,” PM said, adding that foreign exchange reserves would be saved due to the inaugurated facility being available here now.
“So we will earn dollars from what you have done today and we will sell these services ahead. We have to do everything to promote our exports, encourage overseas Pakistanis to send remittances through banking channels, attract foreign investment so money comes from abroad and stop money laundering which we are completely focusing on now.”
The Prime Minister also visited Karachi Port Trust Headquarters where he was briefed about the performance of the KPT.
The Prime Minister also chaired a meeting at KPT to review the Karachi Transformation Plan.
His day-long visit also included a short trip to Sonmiani Beach in Lasbela, Balochistan where he inaugurated the plantation campaign and addressed the participants of the campaign and local people.