Project MOC

Purchase of Equipment, Furnishing, Curriculum Development and Training of PSFD, Lahore

i) Date of Commencement 01-07-2007
ii) Date of Completion 30-06-2014
iii) Approved Cost as per PC-I Rs. 755.747 million
iv) Cumulative Expenditure upto June, 2012 Rs. 153.255 million
v) Allocated for CFY 2012-13 Rs. 143.780 million
vi) Released upto 31st December, 2012 Rs. 28.756 million
vii) Expenditure upto 31st December, 2012 Rs. 20.529 million

This Project has been designed to equip the Pakistan Institute of Fashion design (PIFD) Lahore with furniture & Fixture, furnish its labs with necessary equipment and machinery and develop curriculum of the institute and up-grade it to the level of a university of international repute. The institute consists of four schools namely; (i) School of Fashion Design, (ii) School of Textile Design, (iii) School of Accessories & Product Design (Furniture, Gems & Jewellery and Footwear) and (iv) School of Fashion and Marketing Promotion, for skill development in various disciplines in the newly completed building of PIFD by procuring the necessary equipment and scholarship to the students. Following achievements were made so far:

  • First priority furniture and machinery has been provided. Second priority furniture and machinery is planned to be acquired in 2012-13.
  • Curriculum being developed under supervision of PIFD technical faculty and German/French affiliation.
  • Two faculty members completed MSc. from Boras University (Sweden) during 2010-11. 24 students and 2 teachers have completed fashion courses from Paris, 5 students from Minal, Italy, 2 teachers have come back with Master Degree’s from Sweden. 21 students are leaving for training in FIT, New York.

Restructuring of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD)

i) Date of commencement 01-07-2007
ii) Date of completion 30-06-2014
iii) Approved cost as per PC-I Rs. 270.824 million
iv) Cumulative Expenditure upto June, 2012 Rs. 135.202 million
v) Allocated for CFY 2012-13 Rs. 70.000 million
vi) Released up to 31<sup>st</sup> December, 2012 Rs. 28.000 million
vii) Expenditure 31<sup>st</sup> December, 2012 Rs. 18.620 million

The Project, "Restructuring of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD)" was approved by CDWP on 30<sup>th</sup> April, 2007 with total cost of Rs. 130 million including Rs. 100.214 million for civil work. The Project started its activities on 1<sup>st</sup> July, 2007. The PC-I has been revised at a capital cost of Rs. 270.824 million including Rs. 210.367 million for Civil Work. The scheduled completion date for the project was 30<sup>th</sup> June, 2011. However, with the approval of competent authority one year extension (from 01-07-2012 to 30-06-2013) has also been made. Now the scheduled completion date is 30<sup>th</sup> June, 2013.

The objectives of restructured PITAD are as below:

  • Construction of the building for Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD), at Sector H-8/4, Islamabad
  • Procurement of Physical Assets for PITAD to enable it to function as a Policy Institute.
  • The restructured PITAD will serve as platform the Trade Policy formulation.
  • It will cater for research needs of trade related ministries as well as Pakistan’s industrial sector.
  • The Institute will have mutually beneficial linkages with international trade organizations and institutions.
  • The Institute will act as a regional Centre of Excellence for training and research in international trade.

Structural work of Main Office building and Residential Building (Hostel) has been completed and finishing activities such as bricks work, plaster etc. are in progress. As per progress report of December, 2012 sent by NESPAK 41.45% work has been done. Following achievements were made during the year 2012-13:

  • Target achieved by providing necessary office equipment and machinery, furniture and fixture to the existing PITAD.
  • Overall 56.798% progress has been achieved.
  • Structural work of Main Office building and residential Building (Hostel) has been completed and finishing activities are in progress.

Enhancement in Exhibition Halls and Additional Technology Works (Expo Centre Lahore Phase-II), Lahore

i) Date of commencement 01-07-2012
ii) Date of completion 30-06-2014
iii) Approved cost as per PC-I Rs. 955.000 million
iv) Cumulative Expenditure upto June, 2012 Nil
v) Allocated for CFY 2012-13 Rs. 200.000 million
vi) Released up to 31<sup>st</sup> December, 2012 Rs. 80.000 million
vii) Expenditure 31<sup>st</sup> December, 2012 Rs. 80.000 million

First phase of the project has been completed and the Expo Centre was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief Minister of Punjab in May, 2010. The two exhibition halls are fully functional. The existing exhibition area of two halls of Expo Centre Lahore is 12000 sqm (50% of the exhibition area of Karachi Expo Centre). In addition to two halls of the Lahore Expo Centre already functional, this project (phase-II) will erect/construct the remaining two halls (No. 3 and 4) to complete the Expo Centre in all respect.

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