PAKISTAN yesterday expressed support towards helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Brunei through Darussalam Enterprise (DARe).

According to a press statement from the Pakistani High Commission in Brunei, The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Brunei, Ahmed Ali Sirohey, and the Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Enterprises, Soon Loo, recently met, during which the acting high commissioner expressed support for DARe’s vision.

According to the embassy, Ahmed Ali informed DARe that Pakistan can help in developing the local SME sector.

“Pakistan has millions of SMEs and clusters for various products; clusters being geographical concentration of enterprises which produce and sell a range of related or complementary products,” the embassy said in a statement.

The acting high commissioner also said that they can support bringing in Pakistani investors if investor conferences are held in pharmaceutical, agro based industry, surgical, sports, clothing, children wear and readymade garments sector.

The DARe CEO also briefed the acting high commissioner on DARe’s function, which is a statutory body driven by industry players to nurture and support local enterprises through its growth cycle.

DARe is also focused on promoting export-oriented enterprises. – Koo Jin Shen

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