To establish 'Center of Excellence for Citrus' the University of Sargodha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sargodha Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCC&I) on December 17, 2020.
The project worth of Rs 200 million will be funded by the SCC&I through its export developmental funds. The agreement of mutual cooperation was signed by the Vice Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad and Malik Asif Ameer Awan, the president of SCC&I. The center of excellence for citrus will be run and managed by a board of management jointly headed by the president SCC&I and the Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Sargodha University.
Both parties agreed to take initiatives enhancing domestic demand and international export of citrus, dissemination of relevant information, and trainings as well as the capacity building of upcoming entrepreneurs.
The mega project will yield fruitful results by boosting economic development of Sargodha and the national growth as well.
Malik Asif Ameer Awan