Recently Germany signed an agreement with Pakistan to offer technical assistance worth Rs 1.95 billion to promote resilience against impacts of natural disasters and improveing labour, social and environmental standards in the textile industry. Economic affairs secretary Noor Ahmed and German ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck signed the agreement.
The ambassador expressed his desire to enhance economic cooperation with Pakistan in future.
The aim of the first project under the agreement is to technically equip disaster management authorities to support in development planning and implementation to reduce disaster risks.
The second one is aimed at improving the framework conditions for the implementation of labour standards in Punjab province, an official press release said.