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Sino-Pak Drone conference​

By Zafar Hussain
Jul 27, 2023

BEIJING (China Economic Net) - A China-Pakistan drone conference held in Pakistan Embassy Beijing on Thursday with theme of building a viable drone industry in Pakistan.

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque said that unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) is being used in many industries to ease the life of people. For instance, disaster Management, smart cities, policing, and agriculture sector are using these technologies.

“In recent years, it has been a lot of focus on economic operations within the IT industry, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, being the flagship project of BRI, is helping Pakistan and has helped Pakistan economic transformation, infrastructure, industry, Special Economic Zone have all been developed under this framework. we are also focused on Pakistan’s strategic infrastructure, scitech and new emerging technologies. Now, we have a special working group on IT under CPEC”, the ambassador mentioned.

“We have agreed to launch China-Pakistan digital corridor also, as well as we made national drone policy and establishment of civil drone regulatory authority in Pakistan has also been under our consideration. In Pakistan, the National Center for Robotics and Automation (NCRA) is working on development of drones related solutions and technologies, with the support of a series of dedicated drone labs, including UAV dependability lab, swarm intelligence lab, agriculture statistics lab, and robot design and development lab”, Haque added.

Chairman Yang, World UAV Federation told the audience that World UAV Federation was founded in 2017. More than 36 countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America have joined the Federation as local chapters.

“As mentioned in the LTP, agricultural development is one of the key cooperation areas, where UAVs can work in several aspects like breeding, disease prevention and control. That is to say, the partnership in the drone area will be beneficial to CPEC construction”, he mentioned .

He invited all participants to attend coming events, including CPSE 2023 and DCW 2023, held in October 25-28, DWC and UAV Expo next year.

According to statistics, China's drone enterprises provide various services to more than 100,000 villages, towns and communities in 30 provinces, with about 250,000 plant protection drones in an area of more than 800 billion SQM systems.

“According to Morgan Stanley, the value of the global urban air mobility market will reach 9 trillion US dollars in 2050, and China expects the drone cargo market to be around 200 billion by 2024 and 20,000 to 3 trillion RMB by 2030. To build urban low altitude airway networks to support the large-scale commercial development of UA applications, and the low-altitude economy represented by UAVs are expected to become a new engine for social and economic growth,” Yang emphasized.

Addressing in the conference, Ghulam Qadir, Commercial Counsellor at Pakistan embassy said nascent development of bilateral cooperation in the field of technology is essential for Pakistan.

Qadir said Pakistan is going to organize largest agricultural exhibition next month, in which drone manufacturing industry will find a place and many invited drone companies will display products.


New UAV Industry Center Established in Beijing​

Aug 19, 2023

Beijing (China Economic Net)-- The opening ceremony of the ECCACUAV Industry International Cooperation Center was held on August 14 in Beijing, China.

On this occasion, Khan Mohammad Wazir, Science and Technology Consul of Pakistan Embassy in Beijing was appointed as the first director of ECCACUAV Industry International Cooperation Center.

The minister pointed out that China now has a complete drone industry chain, with a full range of products from consumer drones to industrial drones and one that integrates research and development, design, manufacturing and flight testing. A full support plan is included.

"In the future, the center will share information, raise awareness, organize seminars and conferences, teach drone policy formulation, and apply drones and drone technology in peaceful economic and commercial activities," he said. He added that efforts will also be made among ECCAC members to promote innovative applications in unmanned sectors and for healthy and sustainable development of the low-altitude economy.

Alex Mensah, Commercial Minister Consular at the Embassy of Ghana in China and Vice Chairman of ECCAC, highlighted that the UAV industry has now become a major producer and exporter in China, which has given the industry Delivers drones and coordinates research and development, design, manufacturing and flight testing.

Mensah added that China is indispensable in the field of drones worldwide. Therefore, the establishment of ECCACUAV Industry International Cooperation Center is very important.

Organized by the Economic and Commercial Consular Alliance in China (ECCAC) and SmartS International, the event was attended by a total of 170 guests, including more than 40 embassies, business associations, entrepreneurs in China. Diplomatic representatives of institutions and media etc. were included.
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