The participants of a Roundtable on Cement Industry, organized by the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), concluded that Pakistan could export Cement in bulk to meet growing demand in Middle East, India Central Asia and Africa, provided the Government creates an enabling environment through relief in taxes, project financing facility, provision of bulk handling facility at ports, etc. and the industry works professionally for cost optimization.
The Roundtable was attended by stakeholders, i.e. the Ministry of Industries & Production, Monopoly Control Authority (MCA), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association, Management Accounting Professionals etc, a release said Wednesday.
The theme of the Roundtable was Problems and Constraints in Cement Industry and Remedial Measures. M. H. Asif, Chairman Research Committee, while concluding the debate, termed it as fruitful interaction between the stakeholders and ICMAP. He stated that the Institute would continue to act as a catalyst in bringing harmony and reconciling the conflicting views of stakeholders and coming up with useful publication to assist the industry, as well as the policy makers, in the interest of the common man.