Progress on ITTMS project reviewed

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar Khan Tuesday reviewed progress on Integrated Transit Trade Management System (ITTMS) during a special meeting held at Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Headquarters.

The government, with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) had embarked on this flagship project to establish three state-of-the-art border complexes at Torkham, Chaman and Wahga.

The objective is to facilitate legitimate trade, without compromising security of the global supply chain.

Among others, the meeting was attended by Member (Customs) Muhammad Zahid and Country Director ADB, Ms Xiaohong Yang.

The Project Director of the project of FBR gave detailed presentation, explaining the project’s background, objective, overview and progress till date.

Haroon Akhtar Khan clarified that there should be no deviation from overall objectives of the project, which is to maximize facilitation to legitimate trade and passenger movement by reducing the dwell time, eliminating bottlenecks and improving procedures, without compromising on regulatory controls and security.

He also emphasized that FBR should ensure completing of the project within stipulated timeframe.

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