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Honey Processing and Packaging Center has enabled the Country to export prime quality Honey

The Honey Processing and Packaging Center set up by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Swat has enabled the country to export prime quality Honey at competitive prices in the open global markets, besides successfully meeting the domestic demand. It was observed at a projects review meeting of SMEDA held today in chair with Mr. Fuad Hashim Rabbani, Acting Chief Executive Officer of SMEDA. Addressing the meeting, he said that a modern honey processing plant with quality control functions and capabilities to produce refined, high quality honey was an imperative requirement of the country, which has been accomplished by SMEDA under patronage of the Ministry of Industries and Production with the cost of about Rs.38.17 million. The Center has positioned Malakand division as a key honey processing area in Pakistan by assisting the local honey farmers in realization of higher value margins for the final products, he said adding that value addition technology introduced in the center had enabled the area to increase its share in the lucrative markets at national and international market.

The Acting CEO SMEDA was glad to know that the Honey Processing and Packaging Center, operating as a Common Facility Center had provided the sophisticated equipment to process aiary as well as forest honey production of high quality refined Honey for bulk consumption. The technology installed at the center has a capacity to process approximately 2000 kg of honey in an 8 hour shift along with packaging capacity of 1500-2000 bottles of one KG.

It is notable that the Honey industry of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is spread over to 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. There are about 3800 Bee-keeping entrepreneurs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who have provided direct employments to over 17500 workers.

It is further to mention that 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, therefore SMEDA has increased its interventions in the area to explore the potential for growth of SMEs.

SMEDA to set up 1000 Industrial Stitching Units under PSDP Project

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority - SMEDA will set up 1000 Industrial Stitching Units under different phases of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) while it will establish 150 Stitching Units during next three years in the first phase of the PSDP.

The Ministry of Commerce and Textile (MoCT) and SMEDA have inked an agreement for establishing Industrial Stitching Units. MoCT Senior Joint Secretary (Textile Division) Masood ul Hassan Qureshi, and SMEDA's General Manager (Outreach) Javed Khattak signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

According to the agreement SMEDA has been declared the executing agency for Phase-I of the project where-as Textile Division of the Ministry of Commerce and Textile is the sponsoring ministry for completing the project.

SMEDA shall implement the stitching units project as per its own policy and procedures and according to the approved PC-I. Furthermore, SMEDA will design an operational manual for the project to monitor and supervise the implementation process, SMEDA will place staff and its officials engaged with the project throughout Pakistan, at provincial and regional offices.

Both the parties shall constitute the project Steering and Scrutinizing Committees to look after the overall policy formulation, implementation and outcomes as set in the PC-I and to scrutinize the eligibility of each applicant before subsidizing the stitching centre respectively.

The agreement is valid for the next three years which will be extended automatically for another period of same duration. It is notable that the project has been envisaged to promote Public Private Partnership to boost the value addition in the field of Textile Garments by establishing Industrial Stitching Units by strengthening Small and Medium Entrepreneurs.

In this project 60 percent funding for the machines will be provided from PSDP through the same project by the Ministry of Commerce and Textile and 40 percent would be borne by the owner of the stitching units. The Project Management Unit (PMU) will be established at SMEDA Head Office Lahore.

How to resolve "Invalid Security Token" Error at Login Page of SMEDA Website

Dear Website User's,

Our Support Team apologizes from those who face the inconvenience while trying to login on the website and had an encounter with “Invalid Security Token” error. The error pops when a registered user closes its browser window without logging out his/her account from SMEDA website and then tries to re-login onto the website on next visit.

How to fix or avoid the error from reappearing on the website!

Kindly make sure to logout your account every time after completing your desired task on the website. If you face the error next time on our website, just clear the cookies and cache of your respective browser (whichever you are using) and then try to reload SMEDA website. Follow the instructions below on how to clear chrome browser cache as most of the user’s who faced this error were using the Google Chrome browser;

1) Open Google Chrome

2) Click .It's in the upper-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

3) Select More tools.This option is near the middle of the drop-down menu. Selecting it prompts a pop-out menu to appear.

4) Click Clear browsing data….It's in the pop-out menu. This will open the Browsing Data window.

5) Click the Basictab.This is in the upper-left corner of the Browsing Data window.

  • If you want to clear Chrome's website settings cache, click the Advanced tab instead.

6) Click the "Time range" drop-down box. It's near the top of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.

7) Click All time.This is in the drop-down menu. Doing so ensures that all of your browser's cached files will be deleted.

8) Check the "Cached images and files" box. It's in the middle of the window.

  • Uncheck every other box on this page if you only want to clear the cached files.
  • If you want to clear Chrome's website settings cache, check the "Cookies and other site data" box as well.

9) Click CLEAR DATA.This blue button is in the bottom-right corner of the window. Doing so will prompt Chrome to delete your cached files and images from your computer and browser.

If you checked the "Cookies and site data" box, Chrome will also clear out any cached versions of webpages, which will allow webpages to update when you visit them again. This option will sign you out of most accounts.

Establishment of Prime Minister - Chief Justice Fund for Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam

The Prime Minister has been pleased to call for public donations for PM - CJ Fund for Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam. The Fund details are as under:

 

Bank: State Bank of Pakistan
Title: SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN
Account No: 03-593-299999-001-4
IBAN: PK06SBPP0035932999990014

 

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