Sug­ges­tions from Trade De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Pak­istan for the Mar­ble sec­tor

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The re­port from the Trade De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Pak­istan (TDAP) on the Mar­ble and Gran­ite sec­tor sug­gests, it is nec­es­sary to pro­vide in­cen­tives for the mar­ble sec­tor with the fol­low­ing ob­jec­tives: • In­land sub­sidy and freight sub­sidy should be in­creased and im­ple­mented over value added prod­ucts of Mar­ble as an in­cen­tive for ex­porters to gen­er­ate more rev­enue, sub­sidy as ex­port of mar­ble to the EU and CIS to re­duce cost of trans­porta­tion that may cre­ate com­fort for ex­porters in con­tribut­ing to higher ex­ports. • To de­velop high qual­ity man­power in Pak­istan. • To serve as a cen­tre of knowl­edge. • To pro­vide world class con­sul­tancy for public and pri­vate sec­tor projects spe­cific to di­men­sion stone. • To as­sist all stake­hold­ers to de­velop Mar­ble stan­dards in Pak­istan. • To carry out re­search and de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties to find so­lu­tion to de­velop new prod­ucts and pro­mote ex­port. • To or­ga­nize sem­i­nars and talk shows to dis­sem­i­nate knowl­edge and cre­ate coun­try wide en­tre­pre­neur­ial aware­ness. • To launch a di­men­sion stone mag­a­zine/re­search jour­nal specif­i­cally fo­cus­ing on prod­ucts, mar­kets, is­sues and so­lu­tions of this in­dus­try.

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