Officials in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are determined to tap the economic potential of the province through the development of special economic zones (SEZs). The investment-friendly policies of the provincial government and efforts of the KPEZDMC have enabled the province to attract foreign and local investments.
The province has now five economic zones including the Rashakai SEZ being constructed under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Work on other SEZs, in other parts of the province, is also passing through different stages, and the KPEZDMC has also mobilized investment of 165 billion Pakistani rupees (US$934 million) through new and existing economic zones.
For fruits and vegetables, the economic zones' sites are situated adjacent to the districts known for the production of various fruits and vegetables.