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Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan

European Union Supports Footwear Industry

Islamabad, January 29, 2017: The Deputy Head of Mission, European Union Delegation to Pakistan Ms. Anne Marchal inaugurated e-learning tool for Footwear pattern making in Urdu. The ceremony was held here at Lahore EXPO center on the sidelines of the Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2017. The EU Deputy Head of Mission distributed on the occasion the certificate to the participants of the Shoe Assembly training conducted at GILT by the EU funded project under TRTA-III titled PLCIP.

“Footwear is one important export contributing industry of Pakistan. I am pleased to witness the overwhelming response and participation of all manufacturers and stakeholders in PMLS 2017 and training conducted by PLCIP. The trainers will further train end beneficiaries and this way they will make a positive impact and hopes that this program focusing on building their capacities and human resources will help the leather and footwear industry to avail of enhanced market access in the EU under the GSP+” Deputy Head of Mission, European Union Delegation to Pakistan, Ms. Anne Marchal remarked on the occasion. She also congratulated the organizers for successfully organizing Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2017.

The Project Director of PLCIP, Mr. Usman H. Malik in his presentation, briefed the audience about the value additions and intervening activities in the leather industry. PLCIP has been involved in supporting the Business Intermediary Organizations (BIOs) i.e. PLGMEA, PTA, PGMEA and PFMA; and Business Development Services and Vocational Education Training Institutes. The main developments and achievements of PLCIP include improving productivity, shop floor management, export diversification and new market access. The assistance of the PLCIP will continue in providing technical training and knowhow to the Pakistani leather exporters to address the challenging needs of the international market.

The event was attended by representatives of the European Union Delegation to Pakistan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tanners Association, Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Pakistan Footwear Association and Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and convener of Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2017, and representatives from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design and other educational institutes.

 

Further Information: Mr. Usman H. Malik Project Director, Pakistan Leather Competitiveness Improvement Program Email: project.director@plcip.org / umalik@pitcopk.com

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