Karachi, January 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Sub regional office, Sukkur organized subject seminar with the collaboration of Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry at chamber’s conference hall on 06th January 2016. Mr. Mohammed Abbas Baloch, Commissioner Sukkur was the chief guest of subject seminar.
In the subject seminar, the main purpose of TDAP was to create awareness among the growers and traders of Strawberry, Banana, Guava and Fresh Date about the export potential of these fruits. Now a days, it is season of these fruits and are available in a huge quantity in markets. There is a lot of export potential of these fruits so it was necessary to organize a seminar in this area during these days.
Representative of State Bank of Pakistan, Sukkur, representatives of Commercial Banks of Sukkur, representative of Department of Plant Protection, Sukkur, Director Agriculture Extension Sukkur, Deputy Director Agriculture Extension Kahirpur, growers and traders of Banana, Strawberry, Guava and Fresh Date attended the seminar.
Mr. Aamir Ghouri, President, Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed all the participants of the seminar and appreciated efforts of TDAP Sukkur office for organizing subject seminar. Mr. Mohammed Abbas Baloch, Commissioner Sukkur was the chief guest of subject seminar. He appreciated the efforts of TDAP Sukkur office to promote trade in this area. He proposed that such kind of seminars should be organized frequently.
According to him these types of events are creating awareness among traders to export. He also proposed that TDAP may organize exhibitions in this area and may invite foreign buyers in these exhibitions. The geographical location of Sukkur city is very suitable for business activities. Therefore TDAP can organize international events in this city with the participation of international buyers. District Government Sukkur will support TDAP to organize such events.
Mr. Allah Warayo Rind, Director Agriculture Extension presented a presentation regarding “Cultivation of Strawberry Crop”. He discussed cultivation of strawberry and grievances of strawberry growers and informed the participants that growers are not using proper methods for cultivation of strawberry; it is the reason that crop is suffering. There is need to educate growers about modern methods of cultivation. He also informed that this region has suitable climate for strawberry but farmers have lack of awareness regarding strawberry cultivation.
Deputy Director, TDAP Sukkur presented presentation about the “Export Potential of Strawberry, Banana, Guava, and Fresh Date”. A detailed information about international markets available for export of these fruits, certificates required for export of these fruits in international markets, value addition of these fruits was delivered to the participants of seminar.
Mr. Ghulam Qasim Jiskani discussed banana crop and affects of bunchy top virus on banana crop. He proposed that tissue culture method of cultivation of banana should be introduced in this area. Since with the help of tissue culture we can get more and disease free banana crop.
Deputy Director, Agriculture Extension, Khairpur present a presentation about Sindh Agriculture Growth Project. Mr. Yousuf Shaikh, Deputy Project Director, Khairpur Special Economic Zone presented presentation about Khairpur Special Economic Zone. Mujeebullah Memon, Date Exporter appreciated the efforts of TDAP Sukkur to promote trade in this area. He has visited China and Malaysia in a delegation of TDAP recently.
Mr. Abdul Hakeem Abro, representative of State Bank of Pakistan Sukkur informed the participants of seminar that State Bank of Pakistan is providing finance facility to the exporters. If exporters have any issue with the Commercial Banks, they may contact directly with State Bank of Pakistan, Sukkur for the solution of their financial problem.
Kazi Mohammed Sharief, thanked all the participants of the seminar on behalf of Director General (Sindh Region), TDAP Karachi. Mrs. Hijab Akhter Khoso, Chairperson Export Committee, Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry also addressed the participants of seminar and proposed that, there should be a continuation of such events for awareness of exporters and promotion of trade in this area.
Deputy Director, TDAP, Sukkur thanked Commissioner Sukkur to be the Chief Guest of seminar, President Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their collaboration and all the departments and participants of the seminar. At the end TDAP Sukkur offered lunch to the participants of subject seminar.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Farooque Memon
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
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Karachi 75200, Pakistan
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