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2015.05.07

Leather Goods Service Centre Bannu, KPK

Leather Goods Service Centre is a project of KPK Small Industries Development Board, situated in Bannu. It is a semi Government Training institute which is known for providing training to different people in underdeveloped areas of the province. It was established back in 1984, whereas in 1988-1999 it was converted to a form of Commercial base.

In the year 2000, the Leather Goods Service Centre was forced by the Small Industries Development Board to transfer its dwelling to Peshawar because of encountered losses over the past 16 years.
In 2003, the Centre was re-transferred to Bannu by the esteemed orders of the then Chief Minister, and was soon upgraded as Training Institute. 50 numbers of students from FATA in a single batch are enrolled in the institute for attaining (6 months) diploma in order to receive training on products made from leather. Upon successful completion of this training provided by FATA Development Authority it will immensely help in sustaining their livelihood. Nowadays, the centre is operating well and it has started generating profit steadily.

The centres have a lot of specialities to supply their products in their own show room and shops of local market. It is because due to the limited access that the industry is not able to supply in the whole country, but on high demand the industry can make products and supply to different regions in the country with prior permission of the Board .The products include Gents Purse, Ladies Purse, Key Chains, Laptop Bags, File Bags, Brief Cases, Ladies Carrying Bags and Gents Belts. For manufacturing of the said products the raw material is mainly collected from Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. 

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At present, 14 staff members are serving in the centre under the charter of small industries Development Board Peshawar.

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The shortage of electricity was a heinous issue herein, but it has been addressed on urgent basis and they have installed a new 200 KV transformer for ceasing intermittence in the ongoing product-manufacturing process.

No doubt that this kind of small industries and training opportunities are the key to success of development and it should be promoted not only by the government but the NGOs as well.



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May 7, 2015 in Pakistan |