LAHORE: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would open new doors of cooperation in the agriculture sector, which would help in transfer of technology pertaining to agro-chemicals, pesticides, seeds and fertilisers, said Punjab Minister for Industry Chaudhry Muhammad Shafiq.
Speaking at the second CAC Pakistan Summit and Exhibition on Monday, the minister expressed the hope that the exhibition would highlight the potential of agriculture sector in Punjab.
He said the Punjab government was working to educate the farming community with research in the agriculture sector.
The two-day event, held at the Expo Centre in Lahore, was aimed at promoting the agriculture sector.
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad said the summit and exhibition was a unique opportunity for Pakistan’s agriculturists as it would enable them to learn about Chinese expertise.
CCPIT Sub-Council for Chemical Industry Vice Chairman Ma Chunyan said pesticide trade had an important role in the two-way business, adding China was the largest exporter of pesticide chemicals.
Standing Committee on Agriculture Chairman Jawaid Saleem Qureshi said CAC Pakistan would provide a joint forum to government officials and industry professionals to highlight the benefits of using pesticides, fertilisers, processed seeds, latest yet affordable agro-equipment and machinery.
The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by the industry minister and the LCCI president.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2016.