Chinese company keen to introduce Petrol, diesel Tractors and Electric cars in Punjab

Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) organised the Punjab Agri-Expo 2019 at Lahore Expo Centre. Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Vice Chairman Standing Committee on China Affairs, Yousaf Fa, PCJCCI Salah Uddin and a large number of other dignitaries attended the occasion.

At the expo Dailuda & Shifeng, a leading Chinese agricultural machinery and automobile manufacturing company announced that it is gearing up to launch a range of small power tractors in Punjab. The company has been selling its small horse power tractors in KPK for the last seventeen years helping the small scale land-holders to meet their requirement of ploughing and harvesting.

Rashid Mukhtar, a representative of Dailuda-Shifeng said that introduction of 25 HP to 35 HP small tractors in Punjab will be another reflection of continued and developing Pak-China cooperation. He said that their company also manufactures different agricultural implements supported by its small tractors but they are not marketing those as there are quite number of good manufacturers in Punjab especially in Okara whose implements can be used with these tractors.

He also announced that owing to high demand in the region the company is planning to start manufacturing in Pakistan “We will take local vending industry and dealers on board, once we will finalize our programme to go for manufacturing in Pakistan,” he concluded.

The company also deals in diesel engines and three wheelers, and is very keen to introduce electric cars in Pakistan. They have plans to introduce these electric cars in Pakistan but prior to it charging stations of these vehicles have to be setup by the government. Their vehicles can go up to 200 kilometres with one charge and there should be a charging station to re-power it.