Govt focusing on export competitiveness through energy efficiency: Alamgir Chudhary

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National Productivity Organisation Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhry says government is focusing on improving industrial productivity through efficient and optimum use of resources to reduce the input cost, so that Pakistani products could remain competitive in the global market.

He stated this while addressing an awareness seminar on ‘Implementation of Energy Efficiency Improvement-Competitive Reinforcement Initiative’ in Lahore today.

He also highlighted the ways and means to handle the challenges being faced by the industry in enhancing industrial productivity.

He said that increased industrial productivity is possible through efficient and optimum use of resources.

He said that local industry needed to focus and improve three major areas including human resource, energy efficiency and technology in its procedures, operations and management systems.

Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) Managing Director Asif Ali Farrukh said that the provincial government had started Competitive Reinforcement Initiative (CRI) with the prime objective to provide technical and other support to medium and export-oriented industry as to how these could compete in the international market.

Earlier, the keynote speaker Muhammad Hamza Latif briefed the participants on ‘Project Brief-Energy Efficiency’, while Senior Energy Auditor Hammad Altaf spoke about ‘Importance of Energy Efficiency in Industries- success stories’.Hamza Latif said that the world was fast switching over to energy efficiency resources for industrial expansion and development and Pakistan would also have to adopt energy efficiency mechanism for industrial productions. It would help Pakistan remain competitive in the exports market. He said that the NPO had completed 217 energy efficiency projects in textile sector in three phases.

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