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March 20, 2019

Training Institute for Garment Industry was inaugurated, supported by JICA

PhotoFETI being visited by the dignitaries

March 20, 2019: The inauguration ceremony for Female Exclusive Training Institute (FETI) took place in Faisalabad on March 20, 2019 in the presence of H.E. Mr. Kuninori Matsuda, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment.

Since 2016, JICA has been implementing the Project for Skills Development and Market Diversification (PSDMD) of Garment Industry in cooperation with Textile Division, aiming at developing human resources for Garment Industry in Pakistan by enhancing capacity of training institutes and strengthening public-private partnership.

Since the very beginning of the project, JICA has been supporting FETI in setting up training system to be a training institution, which could produce graduates having skills and technics needed in Garment Industry, through several activities such as provision of necessary equipment, training of trainers and management.

During the ceremony, Mr. Yoshihisa Onoe, Senior Representative, JICA Pakistan Offices said that FETI is now ready to provide trainings, which will meet the needs of Garment Industry, utilizing equipment and skills transferred from Japan. He hoped that JICA's assistance would ultimately contribute to increase of Pakistani garment export to the world.

H.E. Mr. Kuninori Matsuda, Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, appreciated Pakistani initiative to establish the training institute for women, saying that empowered women could play an important role in developing economy and could be a model for next generation as was the case in Japan. H.E. Mr. Matsuda added that Japanese Government would continue to support Pakistan in various sectors.

Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, thanked Japan for its generous support to Pakistan. He said that now is the time for Pakistan to absorb all what was learned from Japan, for developing industry in Pakistan.

After the ceremony, all the guests including several representatives of garment industry toured facility.

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