Finland to invest in Pak tech, energy sectors
KARACHI: Pakistan has 60 million cell phone users and offers an ideal market for the manufacturers.
Finland enjoys technical edge in Europe with its cellular and sports brands, alternative energy solutions, technological inventions. Whereas, Pakistan has huge potential for technology expansion and l arge population efficient manpower which makes her very attractive market for investment, President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muhammad Saeed Shafiq said in a discussion with Finland Ambassador Osmo Lippponen here at KCCI.
KCCI President urged the Finnish Ambassador to consider Pakistan for investment and help the growing economy with new generation techno- logical solutions. He also invited Finland to participate in KCCI flagship exhibition "My-Karachi" scheduled to be held in June 2011. Senior Vice President KCCI, Talat Mahmood endorsed the suggestion made by the KCCI President and added that Pakistan has more than 60 million of mobile users and thus she provides an ideal platform. Finland enjoys technological edge in Europe and should best utilize the potential Pakistan offers.
KCCI Vice President Junaid Esmail Makda called for enhanced textile quotas in Europe and more investment in alternative energy sector of Pakistan. Finland should help the nation overcome the energy crisis with modern and inexpensive alternative energy solutions, Makda said. Finland Ambassador, Osmo Lippponen reciprocated the gratitude and interest expressed by KCCI and briefed about the Finnish leading brands in the world.
He also overviewed the involvement of Finland in providing technical support for Pakistan's harbor and 11 airports. He applauded the interest shown by KCCI in Finnish technical advantage and suggested to establish vibrant links with Finland Chamber of Commerce. The Finnish Ambassador highlighted the bio-fuel system Finland has. It is the most advance second generation energy technology extracted through sugarcane.
Katja Kalmaki, Deputy Head of Mission/ Second Secretary of Finland in Pakistan and KCCI Managing Committee Members were also present in the meeting. -App