NPO Pakistan organized Interim Review Workshop on Development of National Productivity Master Plan (NPMP) with the collaboration of Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan and Korean Development Institute (KDI).
Coordinator to Prime Minister on Commerce and Industries, Rana Ihsaan Afzal Khan was the Chief Guest. In his address he said that the various rapid industrial transformation initiatives are being taken for the sustained growth and development of the economy by improving industrial competitiveness.
He said the master plan is a landmark initiative which may help reorienting the requirements of the current era of competitiveness both in the domestic and global markets and support export sectors in enhancing competitiveness and yielding higher productivity culture in the country. Appreciating the NPMP, he said this initiative will draw a strategic framework and action plan for the reversal of the economy and it will also help in complementing the recent initiative "Turn around Pakistan” launched by the government of Pakistan for the development of the country.
He expressed satisfaction over the participation of a large and diverse group of stakeholders in the workshop and expressed hope that through the active participation and sharing of international experience, Pakistan would definitely achieve a comprehensive and consensus based NPMP.
He said development of the NPMP will lead Pakistan to improve productivity in all facets of the key economic sectors including agriculture, service and industry to achieve global competitiveness, raise its ranking in global indexes, and ensure that these gains are sustainable over the long run. It will also enhance overall labour productivity in general and in specific sectors as well.
He lauded the efforts of NPO for facilitating to complement and strengthen the Ministry’s mandate through its vision “Economically Productive and Globally Competitive Pakistan”.
Federal Secretary Ministry of Industries and Production, Imdadullah Bosal in his closing remarks said it is encouraging to see such a diverse representation of professionals and added the master plan will foster change and transformation in the overall development scenario of Pakistan.
CEO, NPO, Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhry said the master plan will provide strategic framework required to enhance the productivity in Pakistan and thanked all the participants for attending the event.
Secretary General, APO, Dr. AKP Mochtan, Dr. Jungwook Kim, Executive Director, KDI, Dr. Jaepil Han, Professor of Gachon University, Dr. Ji Woong Yoon, Professor of Kyung Hee University and Dr. Joon Mo Ahn, Professor of Korea University also addressed the workshop.