Day: August 9, 2016

UNIDO SEI project for industries in Pakistan kicks off

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article image ISLAMABAD: The launching ceremony of and#39;Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) for Industriesand#39; project funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) took place on Wednesday. The prominent dignitaries participating in the event were the ambassador of EU delegation in Pakistan, UN resident coordinator in Pakistan, senior officials from ministries of Industries and Production and Climate Change, and representative of various organisations like Alternative…Read More

Training seminar on plant standards held by USDA

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article image ISLAMABAD: The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently organised a two-day training seminar on July 30, 2016, and July 31, 2016, to support the Pakistani Governmentand#39;s efforts to expand agricultural trade. As many as 30 officials from the Department of Plant Protection and other agricultural professionals from across Pakistan participated in the seminar. The training was designed to increase Pakistan’s exports by apprising the officials…Read More

Engro, USAID collaborate to support farmers

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article image ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Engro Foundation for generation of investment opportunities as well as the provision of access to modern information technology (IT) to farmers in Punjab. andquot;The MoU will be managed through USAIDand#39;s Punjab Enabling Environment Project, highlights the US governmentand#39;s commitment to support small…Read More

PMAS-AAUR to improve landscape of PSB complex

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) will provide technical assistance to the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in the area of water management, plantation and improving landscape of PSB complex. This was decided in a meeting between Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada and PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad on Wednesday. It was also decided in the meeting that…Read More

Research crucial for development of agriculture

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that the agricultural research is crucial for development of agriculture in the country. He was addressing a commemoration ceremony in the honour of Ex-Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council late Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad in Islamabad on Wednesday. He highlighted the contributions of late chairman for agriculture sector in Pakistan and…Read More

Pakistani startup "Finja" raises $1 million in funding for a product to replace cash

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LAHORE - A Pakistani startup Finja that relies on the financial technology model (Fintech) has successfully raised $1 million from Stockholm-based Vostok Emerging Finance for a product that they hope will eventually replace cash. Founded by seasoned individuals from banking and technology Qasif Shahid, Monis Rahman, and Umer Munawar, Finja aims to introduce innovative financial services through the upcoming launch of a mobile wallet product…Read More

Partnership in science, research, development critical for CPEC success

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that scientific collaboration and sharing of Knowledge, research and ideas between Pakistan and China is critical for success of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and further boost the historic bilateral cordial relations. The Minister proposed that we need to undertake joint projects for studying mountains and coastal areas of Pakistan, said a statement issued…Read More

CDWP to approve Rs26.69 billion PhD scholarship plan

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) is likely to approve Rs26.69 billion PhD scholarship programme under the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor (Phase-I), which is to be executed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Another project construction of Lahore-Sialkot motorway (88km) of Rs52.66 billion, Red Line Project in Sindh (Rs1.29 billion) and another project of Rs777 million for enhancement of training capabilities of the…Read More

Meteorology workshop Better data, better flood forecasts

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article image LAHORE: More detailed data and better equipment are necessary to predict natural disasters, especially floods, participants of a workshop on hydro meteorological forecasting said on Wednesday. The 13-day international workshop titled "Hydro-Meteorological Data and Flood Forecasting" has been arranged by the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. The main objective of the…Read More

Establishment of China-Pakistan joint research centre on earth sciences proposed

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article image ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday proposed the establishment of a China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences, a multi-disciplinary Centre with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards. The proposal was given in a meeting of a six-member delegation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), headed by Vice Director Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Cui Peng with the Chairperson…Read More