125 Nigerians, others storm Pakistan for engineering and healthcare show
For the second Engineering and Healthcare Show (EHCS), which will be held from February 23 to February 25, in the Lahore Punjab province, a team of 125 people, including some from Nigeria, has arrived in Pakistan.
The event is being organized by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan, and it will feature 736 representatives from 55 nations.
The TDAP Secretary, Dr. Fareed Qureshi, claims that the goal of the trade expo, which debuted in 2022, is to promote the country’s goods abroad.
“TDAP’s primary objective is to promote Pakistani indigenous products and help export them to the global market by organising shows of this kind and in international trade fairs.
“This can be done by organising trade delegations and international trade fairs abroad by arranging the businesses of the country’s companies abroad in form of trade delegations, taking part in international trade fairs as well as arranging such fairs within the country.
“The advantage of the fair is for foreign buyers to visit Pakistan and get first-hand experience of the quality products offered to them.
“The engineering and healthcare show is a forum that has built up a strong reputation in highlighting the diversity in our export sector.
“The first edition was held in 2022 and it attracted 325 delegates from 46 countries.
“The visitors held successful meetings with our manufacturers and trade chambers,” he said.
Some of the countries that are participating in the show include Nigeria, Botswana, Angola, Qatar, Benin, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, China/Hong-Kong, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco.
Others are Guinea, Gambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uzbekistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, SriLanka, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Niger among others.