In a momentous event held at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between AWKUM and the All Pakistan Marble Industries Association (APMIA). The MoU signifies a transformative partnership aimed at advancing higher education and pioneering research in the marble and granite sector.
This collaborative agreement was officially sealed by Dr. Muhammad Jehangir, Director of IBL at AWKUM, and Chairman Asghar Khan Utmankhel of APMIA. The leaders envision a future of cooperation that promises to enhance the industry’s growth and development.
The MoU entails a wide range of collaborative efforts, including the exploration of research projects that will benefit both AWKUM and APMIA. It also includes the establishment of effective communication channels, the organization of conferences and seminars for disseminating research findings, and various activities that align with their shared goals.
A particularly noteworthy aspect of this agreement is APMIA’s commitment to host interns recommended by AWKUM. This provides students with opportunities to apply their academic knowledge in a practical setting.
In return, AWKUM has pledged its support in minerals exploration, minerals testing through laboratory services, and the enhancement of APMIA members’ management and digital marketing capabilities.
The second part of the seminar focused on raising awareness about marble and granite exports within the Mardan and Nowshera Zone. Distinguished speakers who shared their insights included:
- Mr. Asghar Khan Utmankhel, Chairman of APMIA
- Dr. Muhammad Jahangir Khan, Director of IBL at AWKUM
- Mr. Omar Bajwa, Assistant Director, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan
- Mr. Muhammad Bilal Khan, CEO of Mohmand Dada Minerals
- Mr. Mazhar Ahmed, CEO of Samawat International Corporation
- Mr. Ilyas Muhammad, CEO of Stone Mart
A special guest speaker, Engr. Said Muhammad, Vice Chairman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment & Trade (KPBOIT), provided invaluable insights into the industry’s potential and investment opportunities. His presence ignited enthusiasm among attendees.
This seminar signifies a significant step forward in enhancing awareness and collaboration within the marble and granite sector, paving the way for growth and progress. As a token of appreciation, shields were presented to AWKUM, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), and APMIA representatives for their efforts in organizing this impactful event.
Furthermore, certificates of recognition were awarded to:
- Engr. Muhammad Yousaf, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the marble and granite mining sector.
- Muhammad Ayaz of Capital Engineering, honored for his remarkable work in marble machinery manufacturing.Discover the transformative MoU and seminar fostering growth in Pakistan’s marble and granite industry. Unveiling partnerships and innovations