Agriculture department, Nestle sign MoUs
Jan 05, 2017
Punjab Agriculture Department has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Nestle Pakistan for agricultural sustainability including Chaunsa Mango sector and Water Resource Management. For the Chaunsa project Nestle Pakistan shall take on board Mango Research Institute Multan as a research partner, said a spokesman of the provincial agriculture department here on Tuesday.
By virtue of these MoUs, Nestle Pakistan will provide technical support for improving quality and quantity of Mangoes to the growers. With the latest research in Mango sector, farm practices to be introduced will enable growers to work in a best way according to the latest production techniques.
Under another MoU, in water resource management project, water Management wing of Agriculture Department will partner with Nestle Pakistan for a program which offer 60 percent subsidy to farmers who employee high efficiency irrigating system (Drip Irrigation) and other Water conservation techniques, technology and practices. Nestle will also bear the 30 percent share that the farmer owes to the government.
The pilot project will spread over 10 acres, located at Sheikhupura District. Commenting on the collaboration, Secretary Agriculture Punjab Muhammad Mehmood said that more than 90 percent of water usage is for agriculture and in order to successfully tackle the prevailing water shortage, we need to encourage farmers to become mindful of how they use water. He further said that Chaunsa is one of the best variety of Mango with the potential for export but again, we need to teach farmers how to improve quantity and quality of yield, he added.
Swiss Business Council elects office-bearers for 2016-17
Nov 10, 2016
KARACHI: Subsequent to the eight Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Swiss Business Council (SBC) held in Karachi on 31 October 2016, the board elected SBC office bearers for the term year 2016-17. Farhat Ali was elected as the President SBC, Shahab Rizvi as the vice President, Naveed Choudhary as the Secretary & KM Iqbal as the Treasurer. The other board members are Asif Ikram, Andreas Aepli, Mujtaba Rahim, SF Mazhar & Sirajuddin Aziz.
The board is represented by acknowledged leaders from the corporate sector with rich global and local credentials and passion to serve the cause of business development between the two countries. The Swiss Consulate at Karachi & the Embassy at Islamabad are the strategic supporters of SBC.
Switzerland's ranking of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan slides with-in the first five countries and in many sectors on number 1 position, notably, in Water and Milk business (Nestle).
SBC works in close partnership with Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) both headquartered in Zurich. SACC conducts global business networking & links up Swiss and Asian markets stretching from Mongolia to Vietnam and also networking within Asian markets. S-GE works around the globe to support Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) & facilitates their link up with global partners. SBC, in partnership with SACC Zurich, plays a significant role in projecting the true positive perception of Pakistan to the world by participating in global forums, notably, World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos where global political & business leaders and opinion makers meet every year. SBC interaction with global business leaders and the joint efforts of SBC & S-GE has motivated Swiss SME to partners with SME in Pakistan through technology transfer, foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and exports.
SBC target for 2016 -17 is to continue to work on enhancing the global perception of Pakistan, whereas, the core task is to extensively work on partnering Swiss and Pakistani SME to enhance FDI and exports of goods & services. Pakistan, with depleting exports and FDI is in dire need of every bit of it. PR
Swiss Business Council elects office-bearers for 2016-17
Nov 10, 2016
Exhibition to generate value for health-pharma industry: ministry
Sep 21, 2016
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of 12th Health Asia 2016 Int’l Exhibition & Conferences in conjunction with Pharma Asia Int’l Exhibition at Karachi Expo Center on Tuesday, he said that diminishing market access barriers for foreign investment and coupled with a boom in hospital network has created more venues for services providers.
He said that the exhibition would generate substantial value for health and pharma industry by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement in these specific markets.
The exhibition has brought together more than 50,000 healthcare professionals with more than 450 of the world’s leading healthcare suppliers, manufacturers and service providers under one roof to present the latest industry innovations, networks and business.
The 12th Health Asia & Pharma Asia is showcasing latest innovations and technologies from more than 25 countries, Over 350 foreign delegates are gracing the event, mainly from China, India, Singapore, France, Germany, Iran, Taiwan, UK, UAE, USA, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland etc. This mega exhibition has also brought together a series of more than Thirty (30) Seminars, conferences and workshops including 12 CME accredited seminars and workshops.
The event incorporates seminars, workshops & conferences on Pharmaceutical best practices, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Cardiac Surgery, Dentistry, Maternal Health, Dermatology, Nephrology, Basic Life Support and Stress Management. A considerable number of foreign dignitaries are scheduled to be speakers at these events.
Health Asia is a premier health sector event that encompasses all the major industries including pharma and healthcare manufacturers, practitioners, medical equipment providers, medical institutions and universities, hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmaceutical products, instruments, accessories, raw material supplies and allied services under one roof. 12thHealth Asia 2016 is the perfect opportunity to discover the first-hand the best the healthcare industry has to offer, and to expand business associations with personal, one-on-one connections.
The event is organized by Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. with the support of Federal & Provincial Ministries of Health, Board of Investment (BOI), Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA), Pharma Bureau of Information and Statistics, Surgical Instrument Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP), Pakistan Society of Anaesthesiologists (PSA), Friends of Cardiac Surgery (FCS), Radiological Society of Pakistan (RSP), Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Source : http://epaper.brecorder.com/2016/09/21/9-page/795865-news.html
SWITZERLAND WORLD'S 2ND MOST COMPETITIVE ECONOMY
Jun 04, 2016
According to the IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2016, Switzerland, with its emphasis and commitment to quality, has been ranked # 2 among the world's most competitive economies
Source : www.imd.org/uupload/imd.website/wcc/scoreboard.pdf