FAISALABAD: Floating and constructed wet land technology developed by National Institute for Bio Technology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) is a boon for the SME sector.
This was stated by Engineer Rizwan Ashraf President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Monday while addressing a seminar on low cost, efficient and environment friendly technology for the treatment of textile effluent.
He said that this technology will not only help in arresting the menace of pollution but also help water intensive textile units to export its products by ensuring international compliances.
He termed NIBGE as an identity of Faisalabad at international level and said that it has played an instrumental role in reorganizing Pakistan’s industrial sector on modern scientific lines.
Moreover, it also paved way for the adoption of emerging and cutting edge technologies by local industrialists, he added.
Engineer Rizwan Ashraf appreciated the efforts of NIBGE in treatment of water effluent of local industrial units and said that Pakistan was facing acute shortage of water and doctored textile effluent could be safely used for irrigation purposes.
He stressed the need to strengthen relationship between NIBGE and FCCI and said that it will be beneficial for scientists as well as industrialists.
Earlier, Dr. Afzal Ghauri head of the Bio-Technology Division of NIBGE said that it was mandated to work in the fields of agriculture, industry, environment and health and has provided excellent and best quality work.
He expressed satisfaction over the close liaison between NIBGE and FCCI, adding resolution of problems confronted by industry was not only included in its mandate but was also its national obligation.
He stressed the importance of problem solving research and said that there was no need for research for the sack of research and it was in this context that NIBGE has focused on local industry.
Dr Tahir Khalil Director Technical Support Division of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission said that PAEC was also extending help to the industrial sector in the fields of biotechnology in addition to electric, mechanical, laser and other sectors.
He said that local industrialist may also contact this directorate for the resolution of their critical problems.
Earlier, Dr. Afzal gave a comprehensive presentation of floating wet-land technology while Dr. Waheed explained in detail the treatment of industrial effluent with nano technology.