Islamabad – Pakistan will receive a €7.5 million grant from Germany to enhance the country’s textile industry’s environmental efficiency.

The agreement between the German Ministry of Commerce and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Pakistan is part of a package of funding for two initiatives, namely “Improvement of Labour, Social, and Environmental Standards in Pakistan’s Textile Industry.”

The funds will also be used to increase the competitiveness of Pakistan’s textile with investment in new, environmentally friendly manufacturing technology while also fostering innovation, research and development.

Improved working conditions, compliance standards, and resource utilisation would all be prioritised. This will include programmes aimed at improving workplace safety and health conditions, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, in order to obtain international labour and environmental certifications.