German, Chinese firms offer healthcare, sustainable farming projects

KARACHI: A conglomeration of German and Chinese firms have jointly offered Sindh government three important health sector projects including 200-bed cancer hospital, 200-bed Organ transplant hospitals and 30-50 bedded emergency center on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.

This offer came in a joint meeting of the firms with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Chief Minister House, said a statement issued here on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Health Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Agriculture & Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Livestock & Fisheries Minister Mohammad Ali Malkani, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Livestock Sohail Akbar Shah, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Agriculture Sajid Jamal Abro and other senior officers.

The German and Chinese firms were represented by LI DACAN, Chairman CRIIC, Sun Ruining, Project Manager CRIIC, Altaf Sadiq, MD Gane Data Ltd Amjad Pervez, Director Sea Fresh, Nadeem Ahmed, Financial Consultant Prof. Dr. Horst Dieter Becker MD, M/S. 67, Rockwell, Healthcare Sayed AsadUllah, Coordinator, M/S. 67, Rockwell, Healthcare Tanwir Zaidi, CEO RETech Arshad Raja, Director RETech, Prof. Shahid Azeem Mirza, Dr. Shahid Azeem Mirza and Amir Thaheem.

The projects are the State of the Art 200-hundred bed Cancer Hospital along with Proton Therapy. The other project is a High-End 200 Bed Organ Transplant Hospital and the third one is Emergency Center (30-50 bed Hospital) along with Trauma Center with the support of Air Ambulance. This would be the first ever project in Pakistan, if approved.

They also offered to revamp and upgrade complete Health system in the province on international standards.

The Chief Minister said that he has declared emergency in health and education sectors.

“We have achieved some results in health sector and striving for more and best results,” he said.

He directed the health department to have a meeting with them and discuss the projects and priorities and how they can be implemented and put up the proposal along with recommendations.

The same firms also jointly gave a proposal to the provincial government for introduction of Sustainable Farming Eco-System in the province.

The chief minister was given a presentation in which it was said that they jointly want to introduce sustainable Forming Eco-system for producing Poultry, Beef Cattle, Goat/Sheep meats and Dairy Cows.

The firm has expertise to develop and execute a complete integrated Farming System, with a Farm to fork business model in the province to meet both domestic and global lucrative markets. This would be holistic integrated projects with vertical and horizontal integration.

The Farm to Fork concept where every aspect of farming is completely under control, so from breeding, feeding, growing, slaughtering, cutting, processing, packaging, storing and brand marketing operate under the highest global quality standards BRC Global.

The meeting was told that presently 1.8 billion people all over the world want Halal food. The halal market is growing rapidly, they said.

The chief minister directed the Livestock department to hold a separate meeting with the group to work out proposal which could be implemented in the province.

“We have to introduce modern farming methods and technologies in the province to improve agricultural economy,” he added.