Gondal appreciates SMEDA for evolving a progressive annual plan for the year 2017-18 y

Lahore, July 10, 2017 (PPI-OT):Federal Secretary Industries and Production Mr. Khizar Hayat Gondal has appreciated the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) for evolving a progressive annual plan for the year 2017-18. While taking a presentation on SMEDA’s new plan, he observed that a series of annual SME Conferences had helped SMEDA to lay down the researched-based tangible initiatives for development of SMEs in the country.

Amongst new initiatives of the plan, the Secretary specially applauded “the National Business Development Program” to be initiated across the country this year. He said, no doubt SMEDA is working very intelligently for SMEs facilitation by prudent utilization of the given budget. But, he advised to beef up rapport with international donor agencies to fill in the resource gap, which sometime becomes a barrier in achieving the development targets.

He was glad to learn that World Bank had rated a SMEDA-run initiative for early recovery of disaster-hit SMEs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as the 3rd best one implemented project among the 30 international projects. He appreciated SMEDA team that was involved in implementation of the project. He expressed pleasure that the achievement had paved the way for second phase of the same initiative by the World Bank.

The presentation meeting of SMEDA Annual Plan was attended by senior officials of SMEDA including Dr. Naeem Rauf, General Manager Central Support Division, Ms. Nadia Jahangir Seth, General Manager Policy and Planning, Mr. Javed Iqbal Khattak, General Manager Outreach and Raja Hassnien Javed, Provincial Chief of SMEDA Punjab.

For more information, contact:
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)
4th Floor, Building No. 3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex,
Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-111-111-456
Fax: +92-42-36304926-7
Email: aligohar@smeda.org.pk, helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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