Redesigned tech programmes urged

February 19,2019

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LAHORE: The Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has urged the government of Pakistan to redesign its technical training programmes in line with the Chinese labour intensive industries to be relocated from China to Pakistan.

Exchanging his views at a meeting with Liu Chengqiang, general manager Shandong Shifeng Group Co Ltd, PCJCCI President Shah Faisal Afridi said that Pakistan could make its unemployed manpower effective in the current scenario by providing technical training in CPEC-related work ambits.

China was witnessing economic renewal at massive scale by following the European model of relocating a part of its manufacturing sector to the economically viable places bearing skilled labour at low wages, he said.

Afridi was confident that Pakistan could attract Chinese manufacturing sector by developing trained workforce for industries. He termed this phenomenon a great industrial transfer, which could produce plenty of opportunities for Pakistan.

The PCJCCI president proposed China should assist Pakistan in empowering its labour force in line with its industrial requirements by formulating collaborative research institutes and capacity building organisations.


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