STAFF REPORT ISB: Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) has recently organized a series of training programmes on marble value addition. These programmes included the marble mining, marble mosaic marketing and marble mosaic processing for the SMEs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

Organized in collaboration with Dimension Stone Centre of Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), the training on marble mosaic remains to be of great interest for the participants in special and stakeholders in general.

Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Chief SMEDA Javed Iqbal Khattak stated that the utilisation of the marble waste into high value marketable products like mosaic is the need of the hour.

He further said that it not only utilises the waste to protect environment but also fetches good returns for the SMEs while generating employment in the labour/skill intensive project.

A certificates-distribution ceremony was held at PCSIR-Dimension Stones Centre where Provincial Chief SMEDA, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Javed Iqbal Khattak and Officer in Charge PCSIR, A. Ghani distributed the cheques. Both the organisations have expressed their desire to continue their co-operation for the improvement in the marble sector.

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