SOUTH KOREAN AND AL-TUWAIIRQI STEEL MILLS DELEGATION MEET MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Islamabad: A delegation of the joint venture partners for POSCO of South Korea and Al-Tuwaiirqi Steel Mills of Saudia Arabia called on Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mr. Zahid Hamid here Thursday.

They discussed issues of mutual interest. The Minister said that the present democratic Government is business friendly and will give special weightage to the foreign investors to invest in the country.

The Minister also congratulated them on their successful inauguration of the first ever charge of DRI Grade Iron Ore into its Reduction Furnace. The iron ore has been discovered from Mashki Chah area of Balochistan.

In the meeting, the issue of quality and standard of steel production in Pakistan was also discussed.

The Minister assured that the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), which is working under Ministry of Science and Technology is very active for the implementation of its standards to he mandatory regime, and having its standards regarding steel production which are dually certified by International standard Organization (ISO).

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