Karachi: Pakistan State Oil announced Sunday the restoration of the Khuzdar depot in Balochistan. This has been done to provide uninterrupted fuel supplies to Quetta and its surrounding areas and avoid any product dry-out situations at PSO retail outlets in the region.
The PSO in a release here reaffirmed its commitment to the development and progress of the Balochistan province. Towards this end, the Company has initiated multiple projects including the upcoming establishment of a new deep sea mooring point and storage facility at Hub. This new facility would provide employment opportunities for the local people and serve to enhance the national oil storage capacity by 1014 days while reducing congestion at the Fotco and Keamari jetties.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has also been signed with the provincial government for establishment of a 5,000 acre biodiesel plantation located at Uthal, Balochistan. This plantation would serve as an agricultural and technological hub for the development of biofuels in Pakistan and act as a pilot project for commercial investors nationwide. The Company has also pledged to provide more employment opportunities to the youth of Balochistan and by increasing its employment quota for the inhabitants of the province from 2% to 7%.