Pakistan has exceptional export potential of mineral & metals due to its significant natural resources. The country is well-endowed with a great number such minerals and metals which include: Petroleum Group, Marble, Onyx, Granite and other Dimensional Stones, Talc (Soap Stone), Rock Salt, Sea Salt, Gypsum, Coal, Gemstones, Noble Metals, Chromites, Copper Ore, Iron Ore, Lead-Zinc Ores etc.
Keeping in view the enormous export potential of minerals, the Minerals & Metals Division was established at TDAP to tackle issues pertaining to entire value chain of minerals & metals and to broaden the spectrum of exports. The Division is responsible for the following:
|•||Extensive interactions with internal and external stakeholders|
|•||Developing new exportable products and new exporters|
|•||Addressing region specific challenges|
|•||Identifying all potential minerals and metals available in Pakistan that can generate export revenue|
|•||Identifying aspects of production process with high wastage in the existing resource extraction and processing activity sequence, prior to export|
|•||Preparing marketing plans for foreign investment, joint venture and technology transfer for development of minerals and metals.|
TDAP's efforts based on aggressive marketing and institutional facilities to the Mineral sector have resulted in the expansion of exports from the country. Gems & Jewelery, Petroleum group, Marble& Granite, and Chromium ore, contributed a big share in the exports.
Minerals & Metals Division is working to increase the export of natural resources by maintaining a close liaison with stakeholders and participation in International Trade Fairs & Exhibitions. The Division is also contributing to the human resource development endeavor for the sector, by developing vocational institutes in different parts of the country.