The government is pursuing the vision of adding the fullest price to country’s agriculture potential through a well-planned industrial structure, product diversification and institutional framework.
This was stated by Ministry of Textile trade Secretary Shahid Rashid once inaugurating the first International Conference on price Addition and Innovation in Textile at National Textile University here on Monday. “Our target is to reinforce price of cotton by a hundred per cent from $1,000 per bale to $2,000 per bale through price addition over subsequent four years,” he maintained. “The government has announced the primary ever five-year textile policy in September 2009. The year 2011 has conjointly been declared because the year of textiles.”
He added that the govt despite the resource crunch was extending direct monetary support to the textile sector. “It has disbursed Rs nine.75 billion in 2009-10 and has currently allotted Rs seven.5 billion throughout this monetary year of 2011-12. 3 garment cities were planned at Faisalabad, Lahore and Karachi to market price addition by providing the sate of the art infrastructural facilities to the industries,” the secretary said.
He said that the Faisalabad Garment town had been established at Rs 498 million and had started its operation whereas another centre in Lahore was close to its completion. He said that President Asif Ali Zardari had performed the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi Garment town on July twenty three last and work was in full swing there. He said that progress was being created to ascertain an identical mega project of Pakistan Textile town over a neighborhood of one,250 acres close to Port Qasim, Karachi.
The secretary said that Stitching Machine Operator coaching (SMOT) programme was being successfully run in collaboration with industrial units at Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi. “It can facilitate overcome deficiency of skilled labour within the garment trade,” he said, adding that concerning eight,000 operators had been trained through this programme whereas the govt had planned to coach another five hundred,000 employees in numerous skills over subsequent 5 years involving an enormous add of Rs 5 billion.
He said that a Garment Technology coaching Centre (GTTC) was being established at Karachi in collaboration with technical and monetary help of Korea International Cooperation Agency. He said that it might give trendy and leading edge facilities to the garment sector and this centre was expected to become operational in September 2011.
He said that the per capita consumption for textile in several countries conjointly seemingly to extend to the amount within the industrialised world and new applications for textile would definitely produce a replacement demand. “Therefore, the textile outlook for 2011 and beyond is incredibly positive,” he opined. The secretary lauded the services rendered by the NTU in meeting the technical and managerial human resource wants within the trade.
Earlier, Higher Education Commission government Director Dr Sohail Naqvi explained the efforts created by the HEC in bringing a quantitative further as qualitative improvement within the education sector. “We may effectively face the rising challenges with investment in analysis and education sector.” He said the main target of the HEC was to provide job creators not job seekers.
NTU Rector Dr Niaz Ahmad, in his welcome address, said that no revolution can be created in instructional culture while not promoting analysis, crucial analysis and inventive philosophy. He said that the first COVITEX 2011 would offer a global forum for various educational skilled approaches and discussion on recent development in textile innovation. He said that consultants from everywhere Pakistan and abroad would gift thought-provoking presentation and recommendation of this conference would be shared with the policy and call creating of the country.
Textile Commissioner Muhammad Idrees presented an outline of the textile trade whereas Dr Tahir Hussain Shah of University of Bolton, UK spoke on natural fibre base technical textiles. Dr Muhammad Akalin of Marmara University Istanbul conjointly highlighted recent development in innovations in textile. Later, NTU Rector Dr Niaz Ahmad presented souvenirs to the guests.