STAFF REPORT FBD: The Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) is contemplating to boost the horticulture sector of Pakistan and will go for serious measures to increase the export of fresh and dried dates.

This was stated by Assistant Manager, Supply Chain, PHDEC Omar Hafeez while speaking at a recently held one-day seminar on date palm cultivation in Punjab at the Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad.

According to a spokesperson of the company, Omer further said that close collaboration of public and private sector is the need of the hour in date palm concentrated regions to align the date palm industry on scientific and technical grounds.

Renowned scientists from all over the country participated in this seminar and exchanged scientific information regarding date palm.

Meanwhbile, Omar Hafeez also represented PHDEC at another seminar at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) on “export of mangoes SPS to French markets”. He said that the company aims to explore French markets for exporting Pakistani mango to enhance the mango exports. Trade Development Authority (TDAP), Multan arranged the seminar.

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