Fruits and other agro-products: EU, Sindh government agree to hold international expo

Sindh Government and the European Union (EU) have agreed to organise international exhibition of Sindh-oriented fruits and other agro-products in Central Asia to boost up exports of the products. This was decided during a meeting of a European Union delegation with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, which called on him here on Monday. 

The EU delegation also expressed keen interest in import of fruits, vegetables and other agro products from Sindh province to EU countries. Speaking on the occasion, head of the delegation and Senior Advisor, representing M/s Human Dynamic (a public sector consulting organisation), Arthur Bayhan expressed interest in investment and providing expertise especially in certification for quality of fruits, establishment of cold storage facilities in the farm field. 

He apprised the Chief Minister that there were many companies, interested in investment in energy, health, infrastructure, civil aviation and other sectors. The delegation expressed interest in importing fish and sea-food from Karachi and offered full co-operation to Sindh Government in this regard. The Chief Minister while talking to the delegation said that Sindh province has good potential in agro-production. He said there was shortage of wheat when PPP came into power in 2008, but after that due to timely efforts by the Government and farmers-friendly policies, today the province is self-sufficient in wheat, besides qualitative rice, sugar-cane, chili. The province has the potential to produce quality fruits like world famous mangoes. 

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2013

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