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Investment Opportunities in Forestry Sector in South Punjab


8/8/2017

South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC), is a subsidiary of the Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries (FW&F) Department, Government of the Punjab, established under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, as a Public Sector Company.

 

Salient Features

      A total area of 99,077 acres of forestland comprising 38 forest sites and divided into 187 lots of various sizes, spread across five districts of South Punjab. The unencumbered forestland is being offered to private investors.

      Opportunity for all sorts of investors i.e. from small scale farmer to multinational corporate entity, as the size of these forests vary from 100 acres to 30,000 acres.

      An individual/firm can bid for a maximum 20% of the total area.

      SPFC’s land spreads across Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur districts.

      Huge potential for commercial forestry by producing wood highly demanded by the wood-based industry, particularly the particleboard industry.

      Potential for rangeland management activities, as more than 20,000 acres is available for this purpose.

      Creation of almost 15,000 jobs.

      Carbon sequestration of approximately 5.6 million tons.

      Promotion of natural flora. 

 

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