Soros Economic Development Fund hold another awareness Seminar in Mirpurkhas
Karachi: SBI organized awareness seminar in Sukkur, Mirpurkhas on 11th June, 2011 at state Life building auditorium. The key objective of the seminar was to create awareness and to draw attention of the local investors towards the immense potential of various sectors in Sindh province and to chalk out the road-map to transform investment opportunities into business operations.
The acting Secretary SEDF Mr. Mehboob-ul-Haq gave detailed information to the participants regarding role of SEDF and also informed that SEDF is giving official subsidy in the form of KIBOR(Karachi Inter Bank Offer rates) on the bank loans being offered in the priority sectors of Agro Processing, Dairy,Livestock,Poultary,Fisheries,Flouriculture,Aquaculture,Mining and Processing. He further elaborated the potential for the value addition, modern farming techniques, export potential in International Market and the projects which are currently under observation including Milking Parlour, Milk pasteurization plant and Environmental Controlled Poultry Farm.
The Manager Supply Chain of Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) gave his presentation on the objectives of PHDEC and said that PHDEC is providing technical, marketing and business development assistance to exporters.
Mr. Saleem Rajhani Sector Development Specialist of Firms Pakistan identified the basic problems in getting the high quality yield of mangos and other fruits in the region of Sindh. He informed that Firms Pakistan along with the collaboration of USAID started the training program for the farm workers to handle the fruit and make it available for the international market according to their standards.
Presentation on modern dairy farming techniques was being given by Dr. Nasir Javed, Manager Milk Collection in Engro Food Ltd Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is the 3rd largest country in producing milk. He further explained the procedures of different milking parlours being used in modern dairy farming in developed countries.
The Director Chemi Group of Industries Mr. Munir Ahmed Dogar informed the participants about the detail procedure of delinting of cottonseed.
Presentation on responsibilities and achievements of SMEDA (Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority) was given by Regional Business Coordinator Mr. Ikhtiar Ahmed Khoso, Mr. Ghulam Hussain Memon, DCO Mirpurkhas highlighted the opportunities of investment in Mirpurkhas District
For more information, contact:
Sindh Board of Investment
Government of Sindh
1st Floor, Tower B, Finance and Trade Centre