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Govt to fully exploit furniture sector to boost exports, says FIEDMC Chairman Mian Kashif

LAHORE:    Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management
Company (FIEDMC) Mian Kashif Ashfaq Saturday said that the government will fully exploit
the export potential Pakistani classical furniture to boost the export of the country besides
patronizing this sector to capture share in international furniture markets.

He expressed these views while talking to delegations of furniture producers and exporters here
today. Kashif Ashfaq said a state of the art Furniture City will be constructed in Allama Iqbal
Industrial City on 200 acre land in order to boost exports and investment in furniture sector.

He said the main purpose of this city is to help small and medium furniture producers so enable
them to compete with other competitors at international level. “FIEDMC will also set up state of
the art Center for Excellence where artisans and students will be imparted training about
furniture making through latest technology so that they can produce furniture at par with
international standard,” he added.

Mian Kashif said FIEDMC will provide the facility of one window operation to interested
furniture producers for installing their units through complete coordination of federal and
provincial departments and besides this, FIEDMC will also give them a complete business
infrastructure.

He said they would also support the furniture producers to get visible support to furniture
business in terms of simple and easily obtainable grants for exhibiting and travelling to trade
shows and promoting Pak export as a success globally.

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