ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) on Wednesday handed over Marble and Granite machinery to mine owners of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for promoting mechanized quarrying in the province.
The said machinery has been funded by Multi Donors Trust Fund under Competitive industries Project for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CIPK).
The objective of the project is to promote mechanized quarrying in the province and discourage the conventional methods of mining by blasting.
Under the project, 13 set of excavators and compressors are handed over to PASDEC by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for renting out to the mine owners of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Chief Executive Officer, Zahid Maqsood Sheikh, on the occasion, announced that machines will be offered on first come first serve basis to the interested mine owners of the province.
He added that it is golden opportunity to adopt latest techniques in mining.
Adoption of such techniques will not only secure the undue wastage of the natural resources but also enhance returns in quarrying as well as of the processing industry.