Technical support programme organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

A technical support programme was organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with SMEDA for local auto parts manufacturing industry. Secretary, Sindh Industries and Commerce Department attended the event as chief guest.

While speaking on the occasion SMEDA General Manager Central Support Fuad Hashim Rabbani revealed that a team of five Japanese experts in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has supported 52 local auto parts manufacturers in the last 4 years both in Sindh and Punjab regions. Out of these 52 7 were selected as model case companies based on their performance. This facilitation has helped to enhance the quality and productivity of their products as per requirement of both local and export markets.

Chief of JICA experts’ team, Hiroshi KANEKI briefed about the various activities carried out during 2nd term along with results achieved after implementing various Japanese tools and techniques. He said that the auto part manufacturing sector of Pakistan has huge potential to compete in the international market by focusing on manufacturing systems and improving productivity quality of their products through KAIZEN activities.