Govt approves Rs 33 million grant

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SIALKOT (APP) - Central chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz A Khokhar has said that the government has approved a grant of Rs33 million for setting up a display centre, a building of the association and a centre for training of women entrepreneurs.

In an interview with APP on Sunday, he said the industry was facing problems due to shortage of trained and skilled industrial workers. The establishment of a training centre in the export-oriented city would start a new era of development and prosperity which will also produce skilled and trained workforce, he said.

The PRGMEA chairman said We are considering to impart training separately to male and female workers in different sections of the industry.

We are making adequate efforts to put the industry on modern lines and to enhance its export volume to many fields Ijaz said.

We are making all-out efforts to form Federation of Pakistan Textile Industry consisting of entire textile value chain to safeguard interests of all textile stakeholders, he added.

Ijaz said the government should immediately address the energy issue facing the textile industry, adding that electricity should be provided to processing industry without interruption.

Courtesy: Nation

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