The Italy-Pakistan Textile Technology Center (IPTTC) established at National Textile University Faisalabad (NTUF) would improve Pakistan’s textile processing and enrich required skills.
During the inauguration ceremony held at NTU, Jauhar Saleem, Pakistan’s ambassador to Italy said that technological advancement in textiles would help Pakistan stay competitive in the European Union (EU) market, where it exports textile products worth over $5 billion.
Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Andrease Ferrarese said that the tech centre would also help in creating jobs and improving the working conditions in the Pakistani textile sector, adding that Italy would act as a strategic alliance for Pakistan to promote its trade and development agenda.
He said that the centre has been equipped with state of the art Italian textile machinery that would help to improve textile processing, especially the finishing and final look of products.
Italy has provided machinery for the textile sector under an an MoU was signed between Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in 2018.