Ministry of Industries and Production has launched a development project to improve productivity of industrial, manufacturing, services and educational sectors through National Productivity Organisation (NPO) in the country.
This was stated by Chief Executive Officer of NPO, Muhammad Alamgir Chaudhry in a press conference at a local hotel on Tuesday.
He said that this productivity movement was a first ever developmental initiative funded by public sector development programme was launched to improve competitiveness through sustainable national productivity.
He said that NPO would train the stake holders to increase productivity and make them productivity specialist in their sectors concerned as it had been accredited the status of certification body by Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Japan first time for the period of four years.
After getting training from NPO, quality, competitiveness and sustainable social economics development, he added.
He said government was working hard to make Pakistan economically productive and globally competitive by promoting export driven economy through imparting training and producing productivity specialists in the country.
The CEO said that more than ten thousand individuals including students of schools and technical institutes had so far been educated to give awareness about the concept of productivity through various sessions all over the Pakistan.
More than six hundred targeted industrial workers had been trained through renowned productivity experts about productivity tools and techniques, he maintained .
He said that two productivity booklets for technical schools, industry and public had been introduced.
He said that two curriculums (productivity modules) had also been developed and shared with NCC and NAVTTC for inclusion in their curricula, training and certification programs.
In order to promote a culture of productivity, productivity weeks were marked in major cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Multan by conducting walks coupled with holding awareness sessions addressed by renowned national productivity experts, the CEO informed.
He said that different productivity competitions including painting posters, conducting debates and article writing were arranged at NED university, UET Lahore, IBA Sukkar, University of Swabi and MNS university of agriculture, Multan to creat awareness about the productivity.
NPO is working under the Ministry of Industries and Production as liaison office of APO, Japan.