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Turkish agency launches modern labs

By Our Correspondent
July 06, 2024
The TIKA Head office seen in this image. —
The TIKA Head office seen in this image. —

Islamabad:The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (T KA) has launched modern laboratories throughout the country, significantly boosting the nation's scientific, healthcare, and educational facilities.

Ambassador of Turkiye Dr. Mehmet Paçac , along with T KA Vice President Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz, and PARC Chairman Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, inaugurated an observatory at the Horticultural Research Institute of the National Agricultural Research Centre, featuring cutting-edge technology to monitor climatic conditions, pest behaviour, and plant health.

In Rawalpindi, the Zoological Diversity Lab and Animal Shelter at Rawalpindi Women University (RWU) was opened by T KA Vice President Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz and RWU Rector Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal, providing a platform for pioneering research in species conservation and ecological interactions.

The National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute in Mansehra saw the establishment of a Molecular Laboratory, inaugurated by Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz and NTHRI Chairman PARC Dr. Ghulam, aimed at enhancing the genetics research of tea and high-value crops.

Hazara University in Mansehra now hosts a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Lab in its Department of Architecture, inaugurated by Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohsin Nawaz Khan, to advance architectural education.

In Muzaffarabad, AJK, a Ceramics & Prosthesis Lab at Jinnah Dental Hospital was inaugurated by Dr. Ümit Naci Yorulmaz, Health Minister of AJK Dr. Nisar Ansar Abdali, and senior government officials, significantly improving the production of dental prosthetics and ceramic restorations.

A representative of the TIKA said those initiatives reflected the strong partnership between Turkey and Pakistan, aiming to uplift the scientific, healthcare, and educational sectors, contributing to the country's development and prosperity.