General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).
At POF COAS inaugurated Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant at Wah Nobel Chemicals Factory. The project was completed in 8 months. This new plant is equipped with latest and most economical silver catalyst technology, which will reduce the production cost.
COAS also visited POF display center where new defense products were showcased. COAS appreciated the achievements of Research and Development Department of POF.
COAS stressed upon the management of POF to adopt proactive approach for entering into joint ventures with foreign countries as well as private Sector and bringing diversification to its product range.
At HIT, COAS
was shown defense manufacturing facilities including up gradations of various tanks.
COAS appreciated efforts and contributions of POF and HIT in manufacturing defense and security equipment at par with international standards making defense capability robust and self reliant saving national exchequer