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February 15, 2018

CPEC to create thousands of jobs, says Chinese envoy


February 15, 2018

LAHORE: Chinese companies engaged in CPEC would keep a constant liaison with Executive Director National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) so that thousands of trained youth could be employed in various projects.

This was said by Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing during his meeting with the Executive Director National Vocational & Technical Training Commission Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema in his office on Wednesday, according to a press release issued here. The meeting continued for more than an hour in which technical education and training issues and production of skilled workforce were discussed.

On this occasion Executive Director NAVTTC informed the Chinese ambassador about the recent reforms and activities in TVET sector. He said the CPEC will create thousands of jobs for the skilled youth of Pakistan and open new vistas of prosperity and development. He added that the CPEC plan is a living proof of friendship between Pakistan and China and the entire region will benefit from it. Keeping in mind the needs of CPEC, we are training more and more youth in the fields of construction and hospitality, he added. With the help of China we will set-up world-class technical and vocational institutions along the CPEC route and in every industrial zone which will enable us to meet the needs of skilled workforce for mega projects, he added. The Chinese ambassador appreciated the steps taken under the present leadership of NAVTTC. He said China would help to establish world class technical institution in Islamabad where thousands of skilled people will be trained so that they can meet the needs of local and global markets. He said China will help to transform NTB into a state of the art technical institution on the lines of Tianjin University. He said that china will soon initiate Special Bilateral Training Programmes for the trainers of Pakistan which will enable hundreds of Pakistani workers to get training of modern machinery and equipment each year.

Workshop: Punjab University Career Counselling & Placement Centre (CCPC) organised a workshop on ‘adjustment to campus life’ for the students of Physics Department.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, Chairman Department of Physics Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, Associate Prof Fayyaz, Assistant Prof Danial, Chairman CCPC Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, faculty members and students were present on the occasion. In his address, Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry threw light on the topic. Dr Qayyum said that the students should play their role in maintaining peace on the campus through love, sincerity, brotherhood and characteristics.

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