QUETTA: The technical working group of Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on Monday discussed its strategy for Balochistan and presented a technical paper for growth for EU-funded Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP) project.

GRASP is a six-year EU-funded project meant to reduce poverty in Pakistan by strengthening SMEs.

Chief Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili, who presided over the meeting, appreciated the Industries and Commerce Department and the EU-funded and International Trade Centre (ITC) implemented GRASP project for making progress in developing SME competitiveness strategy for Balochistan.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2022

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