PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched an online government-business communication platform to have better coordination and communication between the provincial government departments and business community.
This web portal, “GoBiz Connect”, will prove to be an effective platform in order to boost business activities and economic growth by enhancing cooperation and coordination between the private and public sectors, said a press release.
The launching ceremony of the web portal was held at Chief Minister House on Wednesday with the Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan as chief guest.
British High Commissioner Jane Marriot, Caretaker Provincial Ministers Dr. Najeebullah and Barrister Feroz Jamal Shah, Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry and others were present on the occasion.
The web portal “GoBiz Connect” has been launched with the technical assistance of Sub National Governance Program funded by Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO-UKAID).
Addressing the ceremony, Azam Khan appreciated the efforts of KP IT Board and donor agencies on the successful launching of the portal and said the initiative will play a pivotal role in promoting business activities in the province by ensuring the direct involvement of business community in policy decisions of the government related to business and investment opportunities.
He said that transforming Public Financial Management System for better economic environment in the province was one of the major goals of the provincial government.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa presents an ideal environment for investment in the various sectors including Infrastructure, mines and minerals, energy and power and tourism.
The need is an integrated approach by the different stakeholders to fully exploit this potential and newly launched Online Web Portal will have key role to this effect, he added.
British High Commissioner Jane Marriot said that Pakistan and British government were enjoying long-lasting and friendly relations, adding that currently British donor agencies are supporting a number of public welfare projects in different social sectors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He hoped that the cooperation between both the government will continue in future as well.