The European Union (EU) has launched a new project funded under its regional initiative Switch Asia for Pakistan for “Sustainable Cotton Production for Pakistan’s Ginning SMEs” (SPRING), said a press release here on Thursday. The project is being implemented by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan. The project was started in March 2012 in Sukkur and two other districts of Pakistan. In this regard WWF-P Sukkur arranged a four-week Cotton Selector Training Course with collaboration of Pakistan Cotton Standard Institute (PCSI) for SA-Spring ginners (18 ginners) under Capacity building workshop on Cotton selection and grading for STEP-I ginners at SWITCH Asia-SPRING project office, Sukkur. Some 33 candidates successfully completed the training and out of them 18 candidates were sponsored by SA-Spring Sukkur to enable them for selection and grading of seed cotton as well as lint cotton. Local PCGA Representative and innovative ginner of Sukkur Ludo Mal, was chief guest at the ceremony of certificate distribution among the successful candidates. He briefed the participants that PCGA is playing an important role in the cotton sector of Pakistan with its more than 1000 ginners in the country.