Lahore, November 04, 2015 (PPI-OT): A 5 member high profile delegation from Jilin (China), led by Mr. Wang Junyan, Vice Director General, Jilin Agriculture Commission visited Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) on November 02, 2015. Other members included, Mr. Hou Xiaohua (Division Head, Foreign Economic Affairs Division, Jilin Agriculture Commission), Mr. Wang Lin (Chief Executive Officer, Jilin Ping’an Seed Co. Ltd), Mr. Yang Tiecheng (General Manager, Jilin Kangda Agriculture Machinery Co. Ltd) and Zhang Zhe (Interpreter, Foreign Affairs Office of People’s Government of Jilin Province).
The visit aimed at discussing the available projects in the Food, Agriculture and Livestock sectors with the focus on Seed, Slaughter facilities, Research and Development and Food Processing areas. To brief the delegation about the potential areas of collaboration between Jilin and Punjab province, Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gillani, Chief Executive Officer PBIT, Mr. Suhail Saleem, Director Agriculture and Livestock PBIT, Mr. Mohammad Ilyas Ghauri, Chief Executive Officer, Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company and representatives of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Cell were also present at the meeting.
Mr. Gillani in his introductory remarks said that “Pakistan China friendship is deep rooted and China Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened up a new chapter of friendship and partnerships between the two countries”. Mr. Mohammad Ilyas Ghauri briefed the participants about the problems that Punjab’s Agriculture and Meat sectors are facing particularly the pre-harvest, post harvest issues, hygiene issues in meat sector, lack of research and development and obsolete methods of farming.
He further said that collaboration in the areas of capacity building, disease control, seed technology, value addition and research and development is most sought after. He also assured that all the available projects in the said areas will be shared with the delegation members so that they can be discussed in a more concrete way.
Mr. Suhail Saleem, Director Agriculture and Livestock PBIT shared a number of projects namely corn farming, processing units, slaughter houses and silo project. Mr. Yang Tiecheng (General Manager, Jilin Kangda Agriculture Machinery Co. Ltd) showed keen interest in the Silo Project and requested Mr. Saleem to share the complete details and modalities pertaining to the project.
For more information, contact:
Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT)
23-Aikman Road, GOR-I, Lahore