FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th August, 2016) : Small & Medium Entrepreneurs Development Authority (SMEDA) Provincial Chief Raja Hasnain Javed on Thursday said the SME sector should enhance its productive as well as professional skills on modern lines. In a meeting with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) president Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz at his office here, he said the SMEDA was preparing to provide necessary training and allied facilities to this sector.
He said the CPEC was a major opportunity and we must prepare ourselves to get maximum benefits out of it. He also underlined the importance of SME sector in national economy and said the Punjab Government had made elaborate arrangements to facilitate the SME sector so that it could harvest maximum benefits relating to the CPEC projects. "A SMEDA facilitation desk at the FCCI has already been revived," he said and added that it had arranged 4-5 training programmes during a short span of two months and these programmes were attended by 150-200 entrepreneurs.
He said the local SME sector should identify its potentiality and inform SMEDA in case of any discrepancy so that proper feasibility studies of the related fields could be conducted to help them. The president FCCI said the SME sector was the growth engine of the national economy and our progress and prosperity was entirely dependent on it. He termed the CPEC a game changer for the entire region, adding that Pakistan will be the first beneficiary of it. He also mentioned his recent visit to China along with the CM Punjab and told that the local industrialists had signed agreements to launch joint ventures with Chinese investors under which China would provide the latest manufacturing technology.