Sunday, April 24, 2022 – at. 11.40
“Bangur” / Pakistan / April 24 / WAM / in implementing the generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State “May God protect him”, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects in it. The management of the Emirati project to help Pakistan announced the start of commercial production for the Banggur factory. production of dates in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which was established in the Banggur region of Baluchistan province by the UAE Project to Aid Pakistan and funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, at a cost of 6 million and 357 thousand US dollars.
His Excellency Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the Emirati Project to Aid Pakistan, said that the start of commercial production and distribution from the Bangor factory for the production of dates in the Pakistani markets coincides with the emergence of the blessed month of Ramadan and Pakistani families urgent need for high quality dates as the main food on the Iftar tables.
On this occasion, Abdullah Al-Ghafli praised the initiatives of His Highness, the President of the State, May God protect him, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces. Strengths and follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for the efforts and programs to present humanitarian aid and the implementation of development projects for the Pakistani people in various fields, based on the UAE’s pioneering strategy in the field of humanitarian work, which embodies high values based on high principles and goals for spreading tolerance, peace, development and goodness among the peoples of the world.
He pointed out that the follow-up and generous directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, in strengthening cooperation and activating humanitarian partnership programs and solidarity with the governments of the targeted countries and international organizations and institutions, had a significant influence and role in the successful implementation of development projects and the delivery of humanitarian aid and emergency aid at a high level of performance characterized by quality, craftsmanship and accuracy, in addition to His Highness directives to take into account the application of the principle of sustainability and integrity in selection and approval of projects to achieve permanent and comprehensive benefits for recipients from all walks of life, to promote social, educational, health and economic development and to help increase agricultural and economic investment and increase the income level of poor and needy families; in these areas.
He stressed the importance of implementing the Banggor Date Production Project in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which ranks sixth in the world in date production, with a production capacity of 556,000 tonnes per year. Economic and social relations associated with increasing high quality production and helping local farmers market their products and open foreign markets for their exports.
Al-Ghafli reviewed the implementation stages of this project and its completion according to the approved schedule, which was built on an area of 5,710 square meters and according to the best international specifications and standards approved for treatment, packaging and storage dates according to it contains 15 production lines , with a production capacity of 4 tons per hour, with a production of over 32,000 tons daily, and a refrigerator that can store 1500 tons of finished dates .. It was equipped with disinfection room, in addition to packing and canning machines, and a solar-powered washing water purifier.
Al-Ghafli pointed out that the technical workers inside the factory were rehabilitated and the efficiency of human resources was increased through the implementation of training programs on manufacturing technology, healthy health practices, hygiene and disinfection, so that the workers gain experience in handling food and meet health requirements, to achieve a safe and healthy product.
It is worth noting that the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development plays a prominent role in supporting and funding development projects implemented by the UAE Project to Aid Pakistan.
The Banggur factory project for the production of dates is one of the projects that the fund helps to finance, and since 2013, the Fund’s total funding for the implementation of development projects in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has amounted to 220 million US dollars.
A number of farmers in the beneficiary areas of the project, which are Banggur, Turbat, Kharan, Gwadar, Khiddar, Shaghi and Bolan, expressed their pride and willingness to set up the Banggor factory for the production of dates in accordance with the highest standards and technical quality, which helps them market their date products and represents a qualitative leap in the level of interest by planting and preserving palm trees, in addition to its contribution to supporting the commercial, economic and agricultural movement in the region and all regions and regions in Pakistan.
The peasants expressed their gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State “May God protect him”, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of Azeem. Their humanitarian positions are with them under the darkest conditions, crises and hardships through support, assistance and humanitarian aid and for the initiatives and civilian development contributions they have given them.
WAM / Assem Al-Khouli / Ahmed Al-Boutli