SEZ zone necessary for economic growth of Amritsar- Sidhu

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Amritsar, Feb 16 (PTI) Cricketer turned politician,BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today advocated the need for settingup SEZ (Special Economic Zone) here to spur economic activityin the city.

Talking to media here today, Sidhu said only SEZ couldbring overall development of the bordering city, since thiscity has unmatched geographical value due to internationalborder with Pakistan.

Sidhu said SEZ could attract multinational companiesin the city which could create employment opportunities forcity based unemployed youth.

He said that Amritsar Rajasansi Airport and itscargo have great potential but they still remain untapped dueto alleged "biased" attitude of Centre towards economic growthof border city.

He rued that businessmen were reluctant in makinginvestment here due to lack of necessary infrastructure.

"There was nothing in Amritsar to woo businesscommunity to invest here whereas Lahore--the bordering town inneighbouring Pakistan--has already brought significantdevelopment with good road infrastructure," he said.

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