China keen to invest in food processing area: PCJCCI president

President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Zarak Khan Wednesday said China is keen to invest in food processing area besides joint ventures in clothing, dyeing and embroidery sectors.
He was addressing the first think tank meeting of the PCJCCI that was also attended by other office bearers and executive committee members. He said the potential market of Pakistani food and clothing with Chinese assistance will enhance competitiveness and will add value to the existing standards of production.

Zarak Khan further said that the joint venture of both countries would prove to be momentous in increasing mutual conviction, cooperation, and regional connectivity between China and Pakistan. Punjab ranked in the world top 10 in terms of food production but due to lack of technology and post-harvest losses, it is unable to expand its exports base of food items.

He said that the transformation of food processing technology from China to Pakistan would bring a remarkable shift in expanding export base by reducing cost and introducing state of the art features.

The meeting also discussed the new prospects for establishing processing units for fresh foods including vegetable preservation, dehydration, and life enduring plants of fruits and vegetables.