Minister Local Government KP agreed on establishing
Dairy Science Park Board
Minister Local Government and Rural Development, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr Inayatulalh Khan agreed in principle, with establishment of the Dairy Science Park Board and directed the Director General Local Council, Election and Rural Development to initiate a summary for approval of the Chief Minster. The decision was made pursuant to a presentation made by Prof Muhammad Subhan Qureshi, Dean AH and Vet Sciences, the University of Agriculture Peshawar. The presentation was attended by Mr Javed Khattak Provincial Chief SMEDA, Mr Abdul Hafeez SMEDA, Mr Adil Siddique DG LGE&RD, Mr Saleem Khan Secretary Local Council Board, Mr Sajjad LGE&RD, Prof Umer Sadique, Chairman Animal Health UAP, Dr Nayla Imtiaz, Associate Professor Poultry Science, Mr Asim Ijaz, Lecturer UAP, Engr Irfan ul Haq Qureshi Chief Executive DSP Display Center, Mr Zafar Hussain Paracha, Dairy Life Cattle Feed, Mr Saeed, Munir and Co and other representative of public and private sector. Mr Tahir Khattak Architect EA Consulting Pvt Ltd presented the proposed design of the slaughter house.
Prof Qureshi informed the participants that the Consultant has initiated work on establishing slaughter house approved under the ADP 2015-16. A meeting was held by the University experts with the Consultant and a work plan was agreed upon to be completed under the project. A summary was submitted for approval of the honorable Minister through the Vice Chancellor UAP. A meet Technology Center will be established at UA Peshawar for providing technical and HRD support to the slaughter house.
Sectoral challenges were described as a lot of unproductive animals with threat to environment and public health and focus of the state institutions on small farmers. The issues of the medium sized farms were categorized as technical, marketing and legal and explained as desired by the honorable Minister. The issues result into a poor return to producers and poor food quality to the consumers. A lack of formal coordination among the institutions was identified as a bottleneck for development of the sector. Lack of standards for stakeholders and institutions has been an impediment in tapping the export potential of the province for International Halal Meat Market Rs.US$ 2 billion.
Work plan of the Park was split into four portions. Establishment of Quality Control Laboratory Complex was presented as a Laboratory Support for export certification and facilitation, research on feasibility models, industrial research and QC standards. Business Incubation Center was proposed for registration of farmers, practitioners, butchers, technicians, experts and other stakeholders; development of feasible models and business support to model entrepreneurs. Business Facilitation Centers was suggested for replication of the feasible models. Halal Research and Legislation Center was suggested for taking care of the ethical considerations and Halal certification. Dairy Science Park Act 2015 was suggested for overcoming the legal barriers faced by the stakeholders and the consumers.
The Minister appreciated the efforts and the following decisions were made:
Prof M Subhan Qureshi
- The current ADP project will be completed to establish a state of the Art Slaughter House through coordination with the University experts and will be replicated in other districts of the province in a phase wise manner.
- The land proposed for construction of the Slaughter House was not acceptable being too small and available in pieces. A committee comprising the Secretary Local Government Mr Saleem Khan, Mr Saeed Khan Munir and Co, Mr Asim Ijaz and Mr Muhammad Tahir Khattak will visit various sites and recommend land for construction of the Slaughter House.
- Mr Adil Siddique DG LGE&RD was assigned duties as Focal Point Dairy Science Park who will keep liaison with Prof Muhammad Subhan Qureshi for implementation of the plan. They will immediately initiate a summary, before 22-5-2015 for approval of the Chief Minister, regarding funding the Park worth Rs.500 million and approval of the Draft Dairy Science Park Act through relevant bodies.
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