Livestock Special Economic Zone

 

Livestock Special Economic Zone

There is great potential in the livestock sector of Sindh which if properly managed can upgrade the socio-economic condition of the rural Sindh and provide livelihood to millions of poor inhabitants of rural Sindh. The land for developing livestock special economic zone measuring 2,500 acres has already identified near Bhambhore by Livestock Department, Government of Sindh.

Sindh Board of Investment in collaboration with Livestock Department, Government of Sindh would undertake the investment part of the project. The project is envisioned to be run through International assistance by developing extension and common processing facilities. The project offers attractive modes of financing through the creation of revolving fund. SBI through this scheme will initially develop one model farm to present the viability of the project and invite private sector to participate in the development of the other farms for which government would provide interest free financing up to 60% of the project cost to paid by the private parties in four to five years term after the operation of the farm. The fund would be revolving and recovery will be used for future extensions.

Objectives

  • Fulfill the requirement of meat through planned development and enhanced technical input.
  • Improve  socio-economic conditions of the rural Sindh
  • Create employment and economic opportunities for rural people.
  • Enhance foreign exchange earnings capturing world Halal food market through exports.
  • Introduce international best practices and new technologies in research for livestock development.
  • Capacity building of the local investor/livestock farmers and Government officials involved in the sector.