LAHORE- Czech Republic has huge business opportunities for potential Pakistani businessmen in Power, Textile, Pharmaceutical, Leather and Construction sectors and Czech businessmen are ready to initiate joint ventures with their Pakistani counterparts for the mutual benefit of both the countries. Ambassador of Czech Republic Pavol Sepelak in Pakistan stated this while speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Monday. LCCI President Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Senior Vice President Ejaz A Mumtaz, Vice President Faisal Iqbal Sheikh, Honorary Consul of Czech Republic Mr Kamal Monnoo and Third Secretary (Political and Commercial) Tomas DANHEL also spoke on the occasion. The Ambassador said that the Czech companies were already participating in the construction of two power plants in Balloki and Muridke while were also making investment for development in gas sector and in agriculture field a factory for bio-fertilizers was being constructed by Czech Republic Pakistan already has good access to European markets and during Czech EU Presidency we outlined new comprehensive package of measures and incentives to gradually build up our trade relationship and boost and diversify further the exports of Pakistan. We are also exploring options available under EU preferential access schemes such as GSP+ and Free Trade Agreement. EU is actually running program of technical assistance called TRTA (Trade Related Technical Assistance) whose aim is to strengthen the export capacity of Pak companies. He said that there is a need to work together in order to identify possible fields of cooperation and to provide proper information to business communities of both sides. He said a number of potential investors from Czech Republic are planning to visit Pakistan to have first-hand knowledge about the available business opportunities here.