Honey Processing & Packaging Common Facility Center - Mingora Swat

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To provide proper Honey Extracting & Processing facilities, Honey Cleaning and Packing facility to the Honey Bee Farmers, Honey traders and Honey exporters at their doorstep.
  • To add value through better bottling & packing.
  • Improve quality of the product through state of the art technology.
  • Increase profitability through lower transportation costs.
  • To open up new markets and increase export of Honey by providing the international standard facility to the cluster stakeholders.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has attained self-sufficiency in honey production and is now able to export prime quality produce at competitive prices in the open global markets. Honey industry of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is spread over in different districts of the province. There are many types of honey produced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but Seder (Ber in Urdu) and Acacia Modesta (Plai in Urdu) are produced more in quantity. The total numbers of the bee keepers entrepreneurs (farm) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is about 3800 and the direct employment in these farms are 17500 people.

Malakand Division has got unmatched potential in Marble, Granite, Gems, Hydel Power Generation, Horticulture, Apiculture (Honey Bee Farming) and Tourism sectors. These opportunities are translated into establishment of several industries and thousands of informal setups.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

A modern honey processing plant with quality control functions and capabilities to produce refined, high quality product is an imperative requirement in the state. It would position Malakand as a key honey processing center and would assist in realization of higher value margins for the final product. It would also enable the area to increase its share in the lucrative market.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

The common facility center will provide the following services:

  • Sophisticated equipment to process apiary as well as forest honey
  • Production of refined high quality honey for bulk consumption
  • Modern processing @ Rs. 6/Kg and packaging @ Rs. 3/Kg
  • Capacity to process approximately 2000 kg of honey in an 8 hour shift
  • Capacity to package1500-2000 bottles (1 kg)

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Provincial Chief
SMEDA Regional Office
Ground Floor, State Life Building, The Mall, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 92-91-111-111-456, 92-91-9213046-7 Fax: 92-91-286908

Washing & Pressing Unit - Matta Mughal Kheal, Charsada

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

To provide a Common Facility for Shawls, Suits and Kadher making cluster of Matta Mughal Kheal, Charsadad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa making them social and environmental standard compliant.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Matta Mughal Khel is located in District Charsadda, which is at a distance of about 30km from Peshawar. At Matta Mughal Khel, a traditional cloth, called Kadher, is made. This product has been manufactured here, for centuries, through handlooms. The skill of making this cloth was introduced by people who had migrated from other parts of the Province, such as Malakand Division and Bajawar Agency. Kadher is a warm fabric, worn in winters. Its production starts in the month of May and is supplied to the Market in winter season. Supply starts in September. The fabric is made at different localities in District Charsadda, such as Rajjar, Utmanzai, Matta Mughal Khel etc. However, the cluster at Matta Mughal Khel is the largest, with more than six hundred and fifty units operating here. Kadher is a product that is fast gaining recognition and prestige not only at the national level but also at the international level. The product, being warm, comfortable and attractive has a lot of demand. Also, the traditional value attached to it, adds to its charm. The product is appreciated by foreigners and has great export potential. With slight modifications and more variety in terms of colors and designs, this product can be promoted at the international level. Presently weavers get professional dry cleaning services from Rawalpindi/ Islamabad which results in higher transportation and time costs.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

Conventional way of washing without machines which is currently practiced in the area result in red sore cracked feet. Machine based washing will make the working environment healthier and for export oriented units making them social and environmental standard compliant. Unlike the present washing practice, the CFC will have a proper drainage system making the environment healthier.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

  • Washing and Pressing plant at the proposed location will provide this service to the weaving cluster at their doorstep and therefore will significantly reduce the cost of production and improve quality of products that are also health and environment compliant
  • Washing and pressing plant will be a common facility for Shawls, Suits and Kadher making cluster
  • A more presentable and improved product will open up new markets especially export oriented markets for the sector

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Mr. Muhammad Rashid Aman
Project Director
SMEDA Regional Office
Ground Floor, State Life Building, The Mall, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 92-91-111-111-456, 92-91-9213046-7 Fax: 92-91-5286908
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Revival of Cutlery Institute of Pakistan (CIP) - Wazirabad

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Improving craftsmanship skills by conducting short term/long training programmes for semi-skilled persons. Export business enhancement skills for clerical staff. Awareness seminars on how to discover new export markets.
  • BMR/Up-gradation of presently available Common Facility Center.
  • Introduction to new technologies and new generation of production tools.
  • Awareness on International Certification (Social, Environmental and Health & safety), testing and other regulations.
  • Support to cluster by establishing a Business Resource Center.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Approximately 25% of Wazirabad's population is directly or indirectly employed by the cutlery sector. After agriculture, cutlery is the major source of income for the local population. Wazirabad started exporting cutlery products in 1960s, the cluster grew at a good growth rate during the early 1990s. The main products being exported from Wazirabad are knives, swords, daggers, sabers, spoons, forks, blades, etc. The cluster has managed to craft its niche in international market in decorative swords, daggers and hunting knives. Pakistan’s cutlery exports were US $ 29 mn, of which almost 90% was contributed by Wazirabad town.  Pakistan’s cutlery exports are facing tough competition in international market on account of high price, limited design range, long lead times, depreciating quality, and obsolete technology along with a lack of new generation of trained craftsmen.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

EPB (Presently TDAP) in 1999 established Cutlery Institute of Pakistan (CIP) in Wazirabad at a total cost of Rs.50 mn out of which Rs.35.9 mn was disbursed. Revival of CIP will play a key role in triggering export order growth and equitable development in cutlery cluster.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

CIP will provide following facilities/services:

  • Training services (The institute will provide training during its provision plan of 5 years to almost 3000 unskilled, semiskilled craftsmen and managerial personnel)
  • Provide Common Facilities to local SMEs who cannot afford expensive equipments
  • Provide extensive practical opportunities to develop skills in using modern tools and techniques of production

ACHIEVEMENTS / OUTCOMES

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Mr. Muhammad Raza
Project Director - CIP
4th Floor, Building no. 3,
Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 042-111-111-456, Ext: 367
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Chromite Beneficiation Plant - Khanozai

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective of the project is upgrading low grade Chromiteand production of value added Chromite products, based on natural endowments of the area.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Balochistan is contributing great share towards the production of Chromite ore in the country. This can be confirmed by the fact that in 1996 Balochistan produced 23,000 tons of Chromite out of the total production of 24,484 tons of Pakistan. According to a report, Chromite production of Muslim Bagh & Khanozai totals approximately 130,000 tons /annum in 2003-04. Traditionally Pakistan has been exporting Chromite to the metallurgical industry alone. The upgraded Chromite can be used in further higher-end Chromite industry of chemicals, alloys, and refractory bricks.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

This project is related to setting up a Common Facility Center of Chromite Beneficiation Plant to enrich the Chromite content of the ores, liberate them from unwanted rock material and other minerals and eventually separate the final product into uniform grain sizes. The purpose of beneficiation is to render the ore physically and chemically suitable for further treatment.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

  • Reduction in transportation cost as mine owners would have to transport treated Chromite without wastages.
  • Skilled and unskilled job creation in the sector.
  • Increase in export revenues due to export of value added Chromite products.
  • Generation of economic activity in the area, leading to poverty alleviation and reduction in unemployment rate.
  • Increase in efficiency and effectiveness through capacity building/awareness of Chromite mine owners in the area
  • Strengthening of related industries such as Metallurgical, Chemical, and Refractory due to availability of good quality raw material within the country in low prices.

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Mr. Khurram Riaz Dar
Acting Provincial Chief
SMEDA Balochistan
Banglow No. 15-A, Chaman Housing Scheme, Airport Road, Quetta
Tel: 081-2831 623 Fax: 081-2831 702
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CFTC for Light Engineering Cluster - Mardan

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Major objectives of establishment of common facility and Training Center for Agricultural Implements at Mardan are as below:

  • Provide Machinery for production of standardized quality Agri implements to SMEs of the cluster through Common Facility Center.
  •  Impart training to improve managerial and technical skills of people related to the sector.
  • Increase manufacturing capacity of the region to produce high quality Agri implements and tools.
  • Explore and enhance local and export market of Agri Machinery from the cluster.
  • Increase production capacity of the cluster.
  • Create awareness of international standards and pave way for improvement in manufacturing process according to best practices.

BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR

Agro based industries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  includes processing facilities like fruit processing, tobacco processing, oil extraction mills, flour mills, fruit and vegetable processing, etc. The success of the above industries depends upon crop yield. Agriculture mechanization plays a vital role in the increase of the crop yield. Khyber Pakhtunkhwais having no permanent department of agricultural light engineering development on the lines of AMRI (Agricultural Machinery Research Institute) Multan, Farm Machinery Institute (FMI) Islamabad, and AMRC (Agricultural Mechanization Research Center), Tandojam that has created an ever increasing gap between agricultural practices and modern techniques/best practices.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

The agriculture light engineering cluster of Mardan is scattered in Takht Bhai, Gujar Garhi and Sher Garh.  There are more then 200 small and medium level of enterprises involved in making of Agricultural tools and implements.  The clusters are fulfilling demand of the local farmers of NWFP and also have some share in Punjab market.  A Common Facility Training Center (CFTC) is proposed to be established in the cluster to provide advanced machinery and training facility for the stakeholders. The CFTC will be established at a suitable location in Mardan in close vicinity to the industrial clusters in coordination with the stakeholders.  The land for the Center will be provided by the local Association.

BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs

Following facilities will be provided to the cluster:

  • Common Facility Centre
  • Display Centre
  • Training (machines/skills/techniques)
  • Designing Centre

CONTACT DETAILS OF PROJECT DIRECTOR

Provincial Chief
SMEDA Regional Office
Ground Floor, State Life Building, The Mall, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 92-91-111-111-456, 92-91-9213046-7 Fax: 92-91-286908

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