FAISALABAD. Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) is making strenuous efforts to put Pakistan on the road to progress and prosperity with the active collaboration of the business community of Faisalabad, said Rana Sikandar-e-Azam senior vice president FCCI.
He was addressing a joint meeting of the FCCI Standing Committee of Foundry & Textile Engineering and Standing Committee on Agriculture and Allied Engineering here today. It was also attended by Mr. Jalil Ahmed Malik Chairman FCCI Standing Committee on Foundry and Textile Engineering and Amjad Ali Amjad Chairman FCCI Standing Committee on Agriculture and Allied Engineering in addition to 30 participants from the concerned sectors.
Rana Sikandar Azam termed the Foundry and Agriculture as the basic and fundamental industry of Pakistan towards repaid industrialization. He specially appreciated the efforts of Vice President Engineer Ahmed Hassan and said that he is taking keen interest in the overall development of these sectors. Rana Sikandar urged upon the participants to cooperate with him so that he could resolve the issues confronted by these important segments of the national economy.
Engineer Ahmed Hassan underlined the importance of the youth for the speedy and scientific development of foundry industry in Pakistan and said that it has made tremendous progress at the international level but we are still sticking to the century old technology. He said that the old guards should realize that introduction of new technology in foundry industry is imperative to improve the productivity as well as quality of their products and for this propose latest technologies should be introduced in our foundries and manufacturing units.
He also urged upon the participants to introduce better management practices in their units to ensure optimum utilization of available resources, energy and human forces. He said that we should invest in the training of our workers in order to improve their skills which will ultimately give us benefits in the form of the production of high quality products. He said that he will organize training workshop for the efficient workers at local level in addition to sending them abroad for training proposes. He said that this phase should be completed immediately so that we could harvest the maximum benefits of CPEC. Continuing Engineer Ahmed Hassan said that China is getting 80 mounds per acre yield of wheat with mechanized farming whereas our production is hardly 35 to 50 mounds.
He said that we should manufacture latest and hi-tech agricultural appliances to cater to the needs of our small farmers. He said that he will have an exclusive sitting with Vice Chancellor UAF so that we could manufacture highly efficient but cheapest agricultural machinery in collaboration with UAF and China.
Amjad Ali Amjad chairman FCCI Standing Committee on Agriculture and Allied Engineering explained in detail the establishment of M-3 Industrial Estate which will give impetus to the establishment of new industry in this region.
Haji Abdul Razaq, Muhammad Ashraf, Rana Shabir Ahmed, Muhammad Ismail, Abid Nazeer, Mirza Muhammad Muneer, Muhammad Abid Mr. Abdul Rauf ,Tanveer Ahmed, Mirza Muhammad Nadeem, Shahid Mehmood, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Shakir, Tahir Shaukat and other members from the foundries of the Samundari road also participated in this meeting.