KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (Unisame) has received demand from big construction companies who have secured bids for reconstruction work in Libya and they need small and medium enterprises (SME) subcontractors to carry out the supplementing jobs in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering on contract basis all over the country.
After the Arab spring and the demise of the 42-year old Gaddafi’s regime, the focus of Libya decisively moves towards reconstruction and rebuilding the country.
Unisame President Zulfikar Thaver suggested entrepreneurs to consider this an opportunity and urged SMEs of the construction industry to contact the construction companies seeking subcontractors to carry out supporting jobs of rebuilding roads and buildings in Libya.
He said Libya is springing back and is rebuilding itself with determination and the Pakistani SMEs can play their role and participate in the rebuilding of Libya for mutual benefit.
He added that besides construction subcontracts there is a demand for food items, textiles, general merchandise and engineering goods and the SME exporters can meet the requirements and should contact importers in Libya to reach a deal.
The union called upon the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan to support the SMEs interested in business with Libya and arrange for trade delegation to promote business with the country in a ruinous state.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2012.