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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority will extend full support to develop Small and Medium Enterprises in Gilgit Baltistan

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Lahore, March 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) will extend the fullest support to develop SMEs in Gilgit Baltistan through exploitation of regional development potential of the province on the fast track. It was assured by Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, Chief Executive Officer, SMEDA in a meeting with Mr. Sajjad Saleem Hotiana, Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan today at SMEDA head office.

He observed that the Tourism, Mineral, small Hydel and Horticulture sectors had a great potential to spur economic development process of Gilgit Baltistan. He hoped that SMEDA, by developing sectoral strategies for the province would be able create new SMEs. SME development plan to be undertaken by SMEDA would also help fill in the missing links in value chain of the potential SME sectors of Gilgit Baltistan, he added.

Earlier, Mr. Sajjad Saleem Hotiana, Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan identified regional potentials for economic development by identifying Tourism, Minerals, Horticulture and small Hydel projects as the priority sectors in the region.

He assured that SMEDA teams to be working on SME development of his region would be provided with the best possible collaboration and cooperation between SMEDA and the local stakeholders of SME sectors.

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 111-111-456
Fax: (042) 6304926
Email: helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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