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Japanese company proposed ferry service from Do Darya to Port Qasim

The proposal was given by Yamaha Japan’s Yoshiyuki ITO during a meeting with the Chief Minister of Sindh.

Karachi, 5 July, 2023 (GNP): The Japanese company has recommended to the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday, an idea of initiating a facility of ferry service from Do Darya in Clifton to Port Qasim together with the development of other water sports services at different lakes and barrages within the province.

As per the official sources, Yoshiyuki ITO, the Senior General Manager for Central Asia and the Middle East at Yamaha Japan, presented the proposal during a meeting with the Chief Minister.

CM said to the official team of the Japanese company that there was an excellent opportunity to start water sports facilities at Keenjhar, Guddu, Sukkur, and Kotri Barrages in collaboration with Yamaha Pakistan, reported by the sources.

He further expressed that these advancements could develop through the private sector.

However, the visiting representative of Yamaha briefed the Chief Minister about the passage of the ferry service that could likely be from Do Darya to Port Qasim mainly for transportation and pleasure.

He also said that the Yamaha Wave Runners, technically known as Personal Watercraft (PWC) or water scooters, were the best sports.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that the Sindh government would work on the special sports facilities for the Special Olympics and also generate numerous employment opportunities in the province soon.

He also announced the recruitment of Special Olympian Safeer Abid, a cyclist, as an Information technology (IT) official in CM House, as he also has skills in the IT sector.

Mr. Shah made this announcement in his meeting with a 36-member delegation of Special Olympians, who were invited to CM House along with their mentors.

The Team Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) recently joined the global stage for the Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) in Berlin 2023, last month.

Also Read: The Special Olympics commences in Berlin on June 17th.

Team SOP participated in SOWG with a delegation of 128 members, 87 athletes, including 53 males and 34 females, and 30 coaches in the 11 sports, the sources said.

These 11 sports included athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, cycling, football, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and field hockey.

Team SOP won 10 gold medals, 29 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals.

While addressing the invitees, the Chief Minister said, “The provincial government would provide you [the Special Olympics] with all the facilities, assistance, and employment opportunities so that you can lead a respectable life without depending on others.”