C2 UVAS: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has planned to establish a Livestock Technology Park on its Ravi Campus Pattoki under the Public Sector Development Programme.
In this connection, the UVAS organised a consultative meeting with stakeholders to have their input on the project before finalizing the components. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and renowned industrialist Syed Yawar Ali jointly chaired the meeting and sought suggestions from the stakeholders about the technology park.
Syed Yawar Ali gave a presentation on White Revolution: Making Dairy Sector Globally Competitive.” He said that livestock has major share in agriculture GDP so there is need to focus more on livestock sector development. He said that fodder and water availability to animals and disease prevention will enhance milk production manifold. Terming the proposed Livestock Technology Park a very important project for the development of livestock and dairy sectors, Yawar Ali stressed on the need to think how to make this project sustainable.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that today is the era of knowledge-based economy and proposed livestock technology park is a step by UVAS towards this direction. He said that the technology park will contribute enormously to development of livestock, dairy and related sectors by addressing the issues and problems of these sectors.
He also said that park will be established in collaboration with Agriculture University Peshawar, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojm and Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Balochistan and the livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab.