The Federation Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Federal Ministry of Industries and Production’s National Productivity Organization (NPO) have agreed to promote and grow cottage industry in Gilgit Baltistan in order to increase local employment opportunities.
An significant meeting was held in the office as part of a project assigned to NPO on “Developing and Promoting Cottage Industry of Gilgit Baltistan” as part of the national development package for the GB region (NPO).
According to a press release issued here on Sunday, the meeting was chaired by NPO Chief Executive Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhry.
Chairman FPCCI Capital Office Qurban Ali, President Hunza Chamber Mehboob Rabbani, former Vice President Gilgit Chamber Mushtaq Hussain, former EC member FPCCI Shafqat Karim, Hunza Chamber Miss. Rubina and Rahmat Karim, and Engineer Mr. Zeeshan Abbas, Department of Industry and Commerce, Gilgit-Baltistan, as well as officials from different departments, were present at the meeting.
Several projects were discussed during the meeting. Members of the meeting reached an agreement on trade promotion, with an emphasis on the handicraft industry in Gilgit Baltistan.
FPCCI and NPO have agreed to start a number of projects in Gilgit Baltistan, including trade promotion, agriculture, handicraft, stoneware, wooden craft, and carpet production.
The NPO CEO told the participants that the federal government was concentrating its efforts in Gilgit-Baltistan on handicraft, stoneware, wooden craft, and carpet making.
In this regard, NPO will hold a programme in Gilgit-Baltistan from March 16 to 18.
This might support professionals in the fields of manufacturing, agriculture, government, and services.
Such initiatives, according to the NPO Chief Executive, could bring about substantial change in the fields of manufacturing, trade, agriculture, and services.
According to Alangir, the GB package would bring an economic transition to the GB area, resulting in significant changes that will gradually boost the living standards of the local population.
According to him, as part of the GB Development kit, NPO has been tasked with developing PC-1 for one of the development projects, “Developing and Promoting Cottage Industry of GB.”
According to him, the project’s aim was to increase the capacity of stakeholders in the selected Crafts to grow and promote the cottage industry in the United Kingdom.
NPO Pakistan’s mission was to raise awareness and provide required training in order to improve efficiency, as well as to highlight the organization’s goals (NPO).
Chairman of the FPCCI Capital Office, Qurban Ali, praised the role of the NPO in the fields of industry, public sector agriculture, and services, and stated that the FPCCI and all chambers of commerce and industry in Gilgit-Baltistan are willing to work with all governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the NPO, to promote entrepreneurship training and technology provision.
He mentioned that the FPCCI, in collaboration with NPO Pakistan, will hold a seminar on the potential of trade in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2021 at Serena Gilgit.
He advocated for the promotion of agro-tourism in the United Kingdom, stating that non-profits and other government entities should consider merging agriculture and tourism to boost the country’s economic growth.
He believes the government should minimize or eliminate taxes on machinery in order to encourage industry and trade, as well as take measures to train businesspeople in related fields.