NPO Pakistan and Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) Stressed to Development & Promoting Cottage Industry in Gilgit (GB)
National Productivity Organization (NPO) and Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) decided to join hands for Developing and Promoting Cottage Industry in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Region in pursuance of a project assigned to NPO on “Developing and Promoting Cottage Industry of Gilgit Baltistan” as a part of national development package for GB, Ms. Mahnaz Parveen, Chief Executive Officer, Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) visited National Productivity Organization (NPO) Head Office to meet CEO Mr. Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhary to discuss current situation of Cottage Industry of Gilgit Baltistan. Mr. Izhar Hunzai GB Cottage Industry Expert and Ex-Board Member AHAN coordinated the meeting CEO NPO briefed the dignitaries regarding the working, mandate, and different projects of NPO & APO (Japan). APO Japan and NPO Pakistan are closely working together for Productivity improvement in Pakistan.
CEO NPO explained Raised production costs is sever problem due to which our products cannot find their place in global markets. Everyone want to a reduce production costs, but apparently this is not possible in the current situation. We can only reduce our production costs by improving our performance.
NPO has been assigned responsibility to develop PSDP Proposal on “Developing and Promoting Cottage Industry of GB “as a part of the GB Development package. The objective of the project is to build the capacity of stakeholders of the selected crafts.
During the meeting matters of mutual interest and enhanced bilateral cooperation between both organizations were discussed. Ms. Mahnaz Parveen briefed CEO NPO about several activities and possible areas of mutual cooperation. She further introduced KADO’s upcoming Knowledge Centre project. In response, CEO NPO proposed that NPO with the help of APO may provide Technical Expert Services (TES) to KADO. Both CEOs made consensus on trade promotion and mainly focused Productivity Promotion of Cottage Industry in Gilgit Baltistan.
Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhry CEO NPO said that such partnerships would bring tremendous change in the fields of Industry, Trade, Agriculture and Services. Ms. Mahnaz Parveen, CEO KADO appreciated the role of (NPO) in the field of Industry, Public Sector, Services and Agriculture. She also added that KADO and Industry of Gilgit-Baltistan are enthusiastic to cooperate with (NPO).