LAHORE - The rice exporters are eying to achieve $3 billion export target annually with the support of TDAP, as the authority’s role is vital to boost export and earn foreign exchange.

Ch Samee Ullah, Vice Chairman REAP, hoped that TDAP will solve the problems instead for creating hurdles in the way of exports.

“We also hope that in future TDAP will sit together with the stakeholders whenever need so as to ensure growth of exports.

In a statement, he appreciated the dynamic role of Abid Javaid Akbar, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), for boosting up Pakistani rice exports across the world.

He informed that TDAP Chief Executive has announced to develop comprehensive program focused on promoting rice export to Central Asian States. Exhibition would be arranged with collaboration of rice exporters to showcase Pakistani rice. It is a good sign by TDAP for rice exporters and we always stand by TDAP. Central Asian states have huge potential of export and Pakistani Basmati is an integral part of Turkish cuisine.

It would help exporters to earn more foreign exchange for the country. He said that Punjab Government would soon hand over 5 acres of land for the establishment of Rice Technical Training Institute, where we would produce skilled manpower for the rice industry. We expect that TDAP would give our due share from EDF for the establishment of Technical Training Institute.

He stated that TDAP has promised involvement of REAP into EDF Board of administrators and also given his due support for release of funds of Rs200 million, as asked by REAP, for the construction of Rice Technical Training Institute.