Minister for Trade & Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal called by a traders’ delegation of furniture industry at civil secretariat.
Issues regarding to give status of furniture city to Chiniot, establishment of timber market in the city and problems faced to furniture industry were discussed in the meeting.
While addressing the occasion, Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that there is a vast scope to extend furniture industry in the province.
Steps being taken on priority basis to promote furniture industry and resolve problems being faced to this sector.
He said furniture city on 200 acres land is being setup in Faisalabad Industrial Estate.
The Provincial Minister directed Industry Department to submit recommendations regarding establishment of timber market and giving status of furniture city to Chiniot.
He said that it is top priority of the government to bring new investment and create new job opportunities.
Cottage industry of the province will be revived in three phases, cottage industry in 12 districts of the province will revive in the first phase, he added.
Provincial Minister said that soft loan and technical training will be provided for revival of cottage industry.
We will not let die the art of handicrafts. Artisans will encourage, he concluded.
Additional Secretary Industry Arshad Zaidi and concerned officers attended the meeting.
Prof. Adnan Faisal, Chairman APPI Punjab, Mian Shafiq Advocate, President, Furniture Association Chiniot, Mehr Haider Ali and other were included in the delegation.