Competitive Advantages

Competitve Advantages

Sindh Province is blessed with a host of attractive business and investment opportunities. Its competitive advantage rests on its strategic location as major seaports, along with its extensive industrial infrastructure, 350 km long coastline and the potential to generate renewable energy, abundant fertile land, plenty of agricultural, natural & mineral resources, better educational system, a young and educated workforce and a politically strong and stable government. This has given the impetus for some of the world's leading multi-national corporations to set up base in Sindh.

Some of the competitive advantages of Sindh are:

 

Financial Capital

Karachi Financial Capital of Pakistan

  • Karachi - the financial and commercial capital of Pakistan, and the capital of Sindh. In line with its status as a major port and the country's largest metropolis, it contributes major share in Pakistan's revenue collection
  • Nucleus of Headquarters of major Banks, Financial Institutions & Business housesc
  • Karachi Stock Exchange is the biggest and most liquid exchange in Pakistan. As of Dec 8, 2009, 654 companies were listed with a market capitalization of Rs. 2.561 trillion (US$ 30.5 billion) having listed capital of Rs. 713.287 billion (approx US$ 10.615 billion)

Strategic Location as a Regional Hub

  • Strategic Location as a Regional Hub, and Potential gateway to the Central Asian Republics. It also provides strong and long-standing links with China, Middle East and South Asia
  • Comprehensive duty-free facilities for investors

Coastline – 350 KMs

  • 350-km long coastline with a large potential for coastal tourism and aqua-culture
  • • Two all-weather ports, Karachi Port and Port Qasim, with Multipurpose Terminal, Container Terminal, Liquid Chemical Terminal, Oil Terminal, Bulk Cargo Terminals, Oil Piers, Ship Repair Jetties and Shipyard & Engineering Facility

 Regional Power House of the Future

  • Sindh has potential to become future powerhouse for the region
  • Wind corridor in Sindh has the exploitable potential to generate 50,000 MW of electricity
  • Thar Coal - one of the largest coal reserve in the world having a total reserve of 175 billion Tonnes, with the potential for 200,000 MW for 300 Years, which can possibly enable us to produce enough electricity to power the entire country of Pakistan
  • Sindh with high solar radiation, has huge potential for generating solar energy
  • 56% of Oil and 71% gas production of Pakistan, are from Sindh

Wide Network of Industrial Estates

  • Wide network of Industrial Estates, to promote industrialization and create attractive conditions for industrialists, in Sukkur, Benazirabad, Nooriabad, Hyderabad, Kotri & Karachi.
  • State-of-the-art National Industrial Parks (Bin Qasim & Korangi Industrial Parks)
  • Port Qasim Industrial Area - a unique in character by having 12200 acres of land above high water mark for development of industries / commercial complexes
  • Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) - ideally located in close proximity to the Gulf, the Middle East and African markets, with good prospects for the markets of EEC & USA

Airports

  • Modern International Airport in Karachi, and Three domestic airports in Benazirabad, Sukkur and Larkana
  • Air strips at several locations to ensure accessibility for development and transportation

Large Agricultural, Natural Resources & Industrial base

  • Sindh is the second largest province of Pakistan on the basis of its contribution to agricultural progress of the country. It contributes 23% of country’s production in agriculture. It has tremendous potential for investment particularly in value addition and foreign trade
  • 34% of Total Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) units are in Sindh
  • Year round crop production of wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, fruits and vegetables
  • Huge mineral reserves of coal, granite, silica sand, alum, limestone, salt, gypsum, etc.

Human Resource

  • Trained, Educated and Competitive Human Resources
  • Internationally Compatible Workforce

Large and Growing Domestic Market

  • Around 40 million consumers with increasing incomes
  • An emerging middle-class moving to enhanced consumption habits

Well-Established Infrastructure and Legal System

  • Well-established and business-friendly Infrastructure and Legal System
  • Sophisticated telecommunications and IT infrastructure
  • Comprehensive road and rail network