PESHAWAR - Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) will facilitate Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WCCI), Peshawar to market the products of the women entrepreneurs (WEs) in the national market.

The assurance was given by General Manager Out-Reach (GMOR), SMEDA, Javed Iqbal Khattak during a meeting with the executive committee of the WCCI, Peshawar. Those present on the occasion also included former president WCCI Nasira Lughmani, Nuzhat Rauf and others.

The meeting also reviewed the utilization of the approved fund of Export Development Fund (EDF) and different aspects of the promotion of the businesses of the women entrepreneurs. He also offered facilitation to KP women entrepreneurs in marketing their products and imparting them training to manufacture demand driven products.

In this connection, SMEDA is going to organise an inter-provincial level exhibition of the products manufactured by the women entrepreneurs in Swat. The exhibition will be held either in the last week of February or first week of March next year.

In the event, women entrepreneurs from all provinces of the country will be invited to display their products. Furthermore, the women entrepreneurs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also be facilitated to participate in similar exhibitions to be held in other cities of the country to facilitate them in marketing their products.

During the meeting, matters relating to grant of Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA (ERKF) also come under discussion. The GMOR SMEDA told the WCCI that 200 to 300 women entrepreneurs will be provided financial assistance for the expansion of their businesses. On this occasion, the executive committee of WCCI thanked SMEDA and termed its coordination with the chamber exemplary.