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Minister Khusro Bakhtiar invited Japanese companies to gain foothold in Pakistani market

Islamabad, September 06, 2021 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar received H.E Kuinori MATSUDA, Ambassador of Government of Japan to Pakistan in his office today. During the meeting, both shared the key areas of cooperation in industrial sector and modernisation of local engineering industry.

The Minister discussed the business opportunities for Japanese Automobiles companies under frame work of new auto policy focusing on localisation and making the auto sector export-oriented. He invited the Japanese auto companies to explore potential of exporting auto parts to other countries. He said that these incremental steps would revolutionized the automobile industry of the country by connecting it to global supply chain and distribution channels.

During interaction, the Minister highlighted the setting up of Karachi Industrial Park on 1500 acres of PSM land, and said that this project will provide opportunity to foreign investors including Japanese companies to gain foothold in Pakistani market as well as abroad by capitalizing on cheap labour and port location.

Furthermore, the Minister apprised the Ambassador on Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy. He said that new policy has started bearing fruit now and Pakistan’s existing economic environment provides excellent opportunity for Japanese companies to investment in mobile phone manufacturing.

The Ambassador shed light on mutual cooperation between JICA and Ministry of Industries and Production to enhance export base and suggested bilateral forum for issuance of certificates for international standards of export goods like auto parts, tyres, chemicals, IT and communications and enhancement of engineering development skills.

The meeting ended on a high note that mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Japan would be extended in light of new auto, SME and existing mobile manufacturing policies and improved ease-of – doing-business steps taken by government of Pakistan for industrial sector.

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