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Defence Expo, SAVDEX-2018 kicks off.

Lahore -- Three day 'Suppliers and Vendors Defence Exhibition'(SAVDEX 2018)has been commenced

Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat NI(M), Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee inaugurated the exhibition On the occasion of Maj Gen Ahmad Mahmood Hayat, DG Defence Export Promotion Organization(DEPO), LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid, business community and defence experts were also present.

SAVDEX-2018 has brought together international and domestic manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to explore the opportunities for cooperation in the field of defence production.

SAVDEX-2018 has also brainstorming session on 'Pakistan Defence Industry, Export potential, Challenges and Prospects' in its fold.

During his inaugural address, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said private sector can play an increasingly more significant role in pursuit of promotion of defence exports. The Armed Forces will encourage and support the private sector to come forwards; and together with the public sector defence industries enhance production and exports.

While addressing the seminar the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committees emphasized that by optimizing our defence production and export, Pakistan can capture a large share of the international defense market. In order to achieve this objective, it is vital to integrate public-private defence industry to achieve optimal results. Newideas, entrepreneurship, and management skills mastered by private sector need to be co-opted with the existing public sector defence industry for adding more efficiency as well as volume to our defence production and exports; significantly contributing towards our economy.

Earlier Maj Gen Ahmad Mahmood Hayat, DG DEPO during his welcome address thanked Ministry of Defence production, Joint Staff Headquarters, Armed Forces of Pakistan, Public-private suppliers and vendors, LCCI and SPDI for their vivid support in successful conduct of SAVDEX and Defence Industry Seminar.

President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malik Tahir Javed said that today is another memorable day in the history of Lahore Chamber.


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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 17, 2018
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