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Emirates Dates Palm Festival to bring good results for Sindhi Dates: Motiwala

Karachi, November 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): “This is the First ever depiction of huge potential of Sindh Dates produce in international market specifically in UAE.” This was expressed by Chairman Sindh Board of Investment while talking about Emirates Dates Palm Festival 2012 held in Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.

6th Edition of Emirates Dates Palm Festival (EDPF-2012) is held from 26th November to 1st December 2012 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates. EIDPF 2012 will focus on Date Suppliers, Date Factories, Date by-products, Date Processing, Date Farmers, Date Food Products and derivatives. The event will comprise of Exhibition, Seminars and Workshops.

Chairman SBI further informed that Sindh is major producer of Dates fruit in Pakistan. It contributes around 50% of total Dates produced in Pakistan of which Khairpur has a share of around 90% in the Province. Dates fruit is among the largest commercial fruit of Sindh.

Sindh Board of Investment has organized Pakistan pavilion at the event whereby representatives from growers and traders working in Dates Fruit sector of Sindh are also provided an opportunity to showcase Sindhi Dates in front of an international audience. The purpose of participation is to promote true potential of Sindh’s Dates production, increased export and value addition in international market.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that this Event will definitely improve the Sindh Dates fruit market in the UAE. He further informed the audience that; for the first time Dates growers are participating in this mega event where they would have first hand information and interaction with international players in Dates Business.

The growers and traders would also witness international marketing and packaging techniques. This event will also provide an opportunity to Sindh growers and traders to meet machinery manufacturers and witnessed actual production of value added products.

It will also help participants to understand dynamics of International Trade of Dates, its international value and potential in terms of exports. There are all the chances of confirmation of export orders for Sindh produce Dates fruit.

Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said that Sindh Dates fruit despite its best taste and aroma has not yet attained the appreciation of International Markets world across and that Government of Sindh is participating in said event to apprise the main stakeholders in the international market about the real worth of this fruit.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 4423

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