A delegation of 125 Nigerians and others have arrived in Pakistan for the 2nd edition of the Engineering and Healthcare Show (EHCS) scheduled for Wednesday in Lahore.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that 736 delegates from 55 countries across the globe are participating in the show, organised by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan.
According to the Secretary of TDAP, Dr Fareed Qureshi, the trade show which started in 2022, is conceived to help showcase Pakistani products to the world.
“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 Pakistan.
“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.
NAN reports that 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.