Govt to fully exploit furniture sector to boost exports: Mian Kashif


FAISALABAD Chairman Faisalabad IndustrialEstate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC)Mian KashifAshfaq Saturday saidthatthe government will fully exploit the export potential Pakistani classical furniture to boost the export of the country besides patronizing this sector to capture share in international furniture markets. While talking to delegations of furniture producers and exporters here, Mian Kashif Ashfaq said a state of the art Furniture City will be constructed in Allama Iqbal Industrial City on 200 acre land in order to boost exports and investment in furniture sector. He said the main purpose of this city isto help small and medium furniture producers so enable them to compete with other competitors at international level. “FIEDMC will also set up state of the art Center for Excellence where artisans and students will be imparted training about furniture making through latest technology so that they can produce furniture at par withinternational standard,” he added. Mian Kashif said Chairman Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company will provide the facility of one window operation to interested furniture producers for installing their units through complete coordination of federal and provincial departments and besidesthis, FIEDMC will also give them a complete business infrastructure. He said they would also support the furniture producers to get visible support to furniture business in terms of simple and easily obtainable grants for exhibiting and travelling to trade shows and promoting Pak export as a success globally.TheChairman FIEDMC saidthat Pakistan’sinvestment profile had been upgraded by all leading rating agencies on account of successful economic reforms and improved security situation. “