First ever Foundry Service Centre to start operation this year: Lt. Gen. (retd) Mohammad Akram Khan

Lahore, June 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): The first ever Foundry Service Center (FSC) to be constructed by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, in collaboration with University of Engineering and Technology (UET) and Pakistan Foundry Association (PFA), would start operation during last quarter of the year.

It was disclosed by the Project Director at a tripartite meeting held here today with Lt. Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Akram Khan, Vice Chancellor UET in chair. Mr. Khurram Khan, GM-Central Support SMEDA led SMEDA team on this occasion. Whereas, PFA team was led by the renowned industrialist Mr. Sikandar M. Khan.

The meeting held at VC office in UET was informed that FSC project was designed by SMEDA on demand of the PFA at the cost of Rs.179-40 million. The land for this project was provided by UET. Whereas, the funds were obtained by SMEDA from Ministry of Industries, government of Pakistan under Public Sector Development Program.

The FSC would provide the full ranges of services for development of foundry industry which include design pattern shop, prototype development section, testing and inspection laboratories, technical advisory section and the training facilities.

Later, the participants of meeting took a round of the FSC and examined the work completed so far and set targets for the remaining work.

Mr. Alamgir Chaudhry, GM-Outreach SMEDA and Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad, Provincial Chief SMEDA- Punjab gave a briefing on current status of the project and assured to bring the project in operation before end of the year

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 111-111-456
Fax: (042) 6304926
Email: helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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