Japan evinces interest in garlic and ginger imports

LAHORE: Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chief Executive Officer Saadat Muzaffar has said that Punjab has developed infrastructure for the facilitation of foreign investors.PBIT provides technical support and assistance to foreign investors initiating projects in Punjab. He was speaking to a nine member delegation of Japanese Agriculturists (JA).The delegation was headed by JA Vice Chairman Yasuhiro Nakagawa and President Kyoto Union of Agriculture Cooperatives. Saadat Muzaffar, giving a detailed briefing to the delegation indicated that PBIT is playing a proactive role in coordinating with foreign companies and apprising them of key developments about investment opportunities in Punjab. He also highlighted various sectors, mutually beneficial to both countries including agriculture and livestock trade.

Furthermore, in order to boost investment and trade in the province, PBIT is providing one window facility to the local as well as foreign investors, he stated.Nakagawa disclosed that Japan is presently importing garlic and ginger from China; however, keeping in view the good quality and standard of Pakistani products, Japan is considering import of the two items from Pakistan. The members of the delegation showed keen interest in farming techniques, dairy farming, soil quality and the range of available products.On this occasion, various investment opportunities were also highlighted to the delegation. The session with PBIT Team was followed by meetings with Departments of Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives – Pakistantoday