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Pak-China Inter Industrial Mobility Programme launched.

LAHORE -- Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) on Wednesday initiated 'Pak-China Inter Industrial Mobility Programme' with the collaboration of Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan, with a prime objective to mobilize the potential industries of both China and Pakistan through a series of trade fairs, exhibitions, conferences and symposiums.

In this regard, a launching ceremony was held here at PCJCCI secretariat for the official commencement of this programme where Muddassir Tipu, Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu, was the chief guest, while prominent business leaders including Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice Chairman Chaudhry Arfan Yousaf, Chinese nationals, entrepreneurs and various renowned industrialists also present.

The ceremony started with the address of PCJCCI President S.M. Naveed in which he told about the idea behind the initiation of such programme. He referred Inter Industrial Mobilization as a systematic approach of mobilizing Industries of two countries through which the participants were provided an opportunity to visit, see and learn about the market trends, potentials, operations and challenges of each others industries.

According to him, Industrial Mobilization provided a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process. Moreover, S.M. Naveed correlated the significance of such mobilization with the upcoming and ongoing CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) projects.

S.M. Naveed said that Pak-China Inter Industrial Mobility programme encompassed a four-pronged strategy i.e. to expand Market Linkages, Promote Industrial Relocation, Technology Transfer and ultimately to bring massive employment opportunities in Pakistan.

Adding to this Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President Ecommerce Gateway, said that this industrial mobility initiative jointly taken by PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan would serve as a convention for entrepreneurs and investors from Pakistan and China to identify new investment opportunities in different manufacturing and services sectors.

Appreciating the initiative of PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan, FPCCI Vice President and Regional Chairman Chaudhry Arfan Yousaf apprised about the industrial revolution that was associated with relocation of Chinese Industry to Pakistan. He appreciated the PCJCCI initiatives and also urged the other Chambers to develop such development programmes.

PCJCCI Senior Vice President Dr. Iqbal Qureshi talked on the technology transfer facilities to channel Chinese technology in a bid to support and groom the local Pakistani industry.

Punjab Industrial Estates Management and Development Company (PIEDMC) General Manager (Marketing) Ijaz Azeem shared his views and knowledge regarding SEZs (Special Economic Zones), while Monis Rehman, CEO of talked about the extensive employment opportunities created under the umbrella of CPEC.

In his closing remarks Muddasar Tipu congratulated PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan on the commencement of this highly productive initiative. He informed the participants that Chengdu had a lot of business opportunities for Pakistani businessmen for mutual cooperation in plenty of the potential areas of trade and industry.

He apprised that majority of 500 fortune innovative companies were located in Chengdu which clearly depicted the economic importance of Chengdu City. He identified various sectors including Tourism, hospitality, education, dental surgery equipment, information technology and machinery that had vast potential in Chengdu. He offered his services to extend maximum possible facilitations to Pakistani delegations organized by PCJCCI. He said that he would do business match-making of Pakistani investors with Chinese investors in Chengdu.

The ceremony ended with the question/answer and feedback session in which positive remarks were expressed by the participants for both PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 8, 2018
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