Korea to help promote technical textiles in Pakistan



Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Wednesday assured All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) leadership to provide all technical and financial support to textile industry of Pakistan in promoting manufacture and export of non-woven fabric and technical textiles.

A five members delegation of KOICA visited APTMA office here and had discussions with senior APTMA management and leading textile manufacturers on the scope of promoting technical textiles. They said that KOICA is a donor agency, working closely with National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad to promote non-woven textile fabrics and technical textiles.

APTMA management Asad Shafi, Shahzad Ahmed Sheikh, Haroon Elahi, Ismail Farid, Umair Abid and Secretary General APTMA Raza Baqir welcomed the delegation at APTMA House.

On this occasion, Asad Shafi made a detailed presentation on textile industry in general and prospects of non-woven textile industry in Pakistan. He appreciated the establishment of testing laboratory by KOICA at NTU, Faisalabad in the first phase of cooperation and lauded the launching of the second phase aimed at providing R&D facilities, advance testing and support to the potential investors. He hoped that this generous offer from KOICA would go a long way to enhance Pakistan’s meagre share of 0.2 percent in $200 billion global market of technical textiles.

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