Smeda-JICA joint venture complete 2nd term

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) General Manager-Central Support Fuad Hashim Rabbani while addressing a ceremony held here to commemorate completion of the 2nd term of Smeda-JICA joint project for technical support of the auto parts manufacturing industry in Pakistan said that in the last 2 years Japan’s technical support has helped local auto parts manufacturers to get prepared for export market by improving quality and productivity of their products according to the requirements of the world market.

Shigeki FURUTA, Chief Representative of JICA attended the ceremony as chief guest while Eina UENO, Project Formulation Advisor of JICA, Yosihiro KANEKI, expert of JICA team, Basharat Javed, vice chairman PAAPAM and Smeda’s General Manager, Business & Sector Development Ashfaq Ahmad also spoke on the occasion.

The local auto parts manufacturing industry was lacking competitiveness in terms of quality, cost and flexibility of manufacturing systems, which have now been addressed with the support of JICA.