Islamabad, August 15, 2016 (PPI-OT): Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan – Federal Minister for National Foods Security and Research, visited the Engro Foods Sahiwal plant and procurement center on the invitation of the Company. The main objective of the visit was to highlight Engro Foods’ efforts in the development of the dairy industry of Pakistan and the impact it has created across the board specially for rural dairy farmers.
The Minister appreciated the role the Company has played in a span of just over ten years in developing the processed dairy industry of the country which has directly translated into achieving major market share in the dairy consumer market. The Minister was briefed by Syed Saud Ahmed Pasha – Director Agri-services – on the Company’s efforts to revolutionize the dynamics of the dairy industry by targeting the bottom of the pyramid farming community and improving their economics through agricultural and livestock extension services that has directly resulted in increased yields and better incomes.
Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan was given a tour of the plant facility and apprised with respect to the dairy value chain of the Company and deployment of world-class quality controls and checks which guarantees provision of safe, healthy and nutritious products for the consumers.
Babur Sultan – CEO Engro Foods – also highlighted Company’s future expansion plans to further its mission of developing the processed dairy industry in the country.
Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, speaking to the media during his visit stated: “Pakistan is the world’s 5 th largest milk producing country and has a very vibrant market. Through its initiatives the government is looking to support the market that caters to the consumers of processed milk. Engro Foods has been running a great initiative in supporting the local farmers and dairy market of Pakistan by providing quality products to the consumers.”
Babur Sultan, CEO Engro Foods, commented: “We are honoured to have the Federal Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan visit our facility. This trip is yet another positive step for the dairy industry. With our plans for a strategic collaboration with Royal Friesland Campina we look forward to a more dynamic dairy market which will translate into increased product offerings for the consumers whilst also positively impacting the dairy farming community which will benefit through international best-practices, knowledge sharing and better farmer economics.”
This visit further portrayed the trust that government bodies have in private sector consumers and helped highlight the important role which companies like Engro Foods are playing in the lives of local farmers and consumers across Pakistan.
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