MAZ-MINSK Automobile keen to do business in Pakistan

KARACHI: A delegation of JSC-MAZ, Minisk Automobile of Belarus, headed by its Senior Representative Mikhail Rudzko, called on President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry for a presentation in order to explore Pakistani Auto-market.

Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad, President-KCCI said although several companies were operating in Pakistan and producing heavy transports viz. trucks, trailers, buses and coaches, however, country is in need of locally assembled automobiles in view of its economical cost. He said that the CBU/ imported automobiles do not fully comply with the road conditions of Pakistan.

Abdul Majid highlighted that business prospects are available in Karachi as it is the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan interconnecting with other districts of Sindh and Balochistan province.

He said that there is a need of modern buses for within city and intercity transportation needs. Moreover, Karachi has the twin deep-sea ports from where daily thousands of heavy vehicles, trucks, trailers ply to upcountry destinations carrying the goods.

Abdul Majid also focused that MAZ Auto if establishes an assembly plant in Pakistan can export vehicles to Emirates and African countries. Alongside, the company will also create more employment opportunities in Pakistan, which would benefit to MAZ also because the manpower of Pakistan holds skilled and expertise in auto sector. President-KCCI appreciated the presentation by the senior representative of MAZ Automobile and assured cooperation from KCCI for establishing assembly plant in Pakistan.

Senior Representative of JSC- MAZ, Minisk Automobile of Belarus, Mikhail Rudzko in his presentation said that MAZ automobile manufacturers over 500 types of vehicles including the vehicles for public, private and defence sector.

He informed that the company was 65 years old having head office and factory in Belarus. Moreover, several assembly plants of MAZ are operating in Poland, Egypt, Ukraine, Vietnam, Iran and other countries. He said that his company can manufacture heavy transportation vehicles like trucks of different load capacities, luxuries buses and coaches for long routes and intercity routes.

He informed that they had meeting with Board of Investment, Engineering Development Board, Pakistan Automobile Corporation and other institutions and received an overwhelming response. He said that the purpose of their presentation at KCCI is to update its members about the great potential and capability of his company to produce vehicles as per the specific requirements of buyers. He added that their company was not new and in the past they had manufactured Belarus tractors for Pakistan. staff report



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