GWADAR: The first Pakistani-Chinese Vocational Technical Institute was inaugurated here on Friday.
The project was launched as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Gwadar.
Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, attended the inauguration ceremony via video link.
Speaking on the occasion, Rong said the institute, which was completed at a cost of Rs 10 million in just 20 months, was a sign of 70 years of Pakistani friendship.
He said the institute had been equipped with advanced machinery to give the best education and technical skills to young people in Balochistan, especially Gwadar.
The Chinese envoy said that the students would not only benefit from free accommodation, but also scholarships during their training at the institute.
Zhang Baosheng, chairman of the China Overseas Port Holding Company, said the institute was an excellent institution not only for Gwadar but also for the whole region, which would play an important role in the development of the region.
He said its creation would play an important role in ensuring decent jobs by providing vocational training for talented young people. “Technical institutes play an important role in industrial development and the young people trained would have golden opportunities to get employment in the port of Gwadar, the free zone industry and other projects of the CPEC,” he said. he added.
General officer commanding the 44th division Major-General Inayat Hussain, Rear-admiral Jawad Ahmed of the Pakistani navy, president of the Chinese company Kopak, Zhang Bausing, president of the port authority of Gwadar Naseer Khan Kashani, commander of the 440 brigade, Brigadier Fahad Mansoor Kayani, deputy commissioner of Gwadar Raja Athar Abbas, students and teachers from the Pak-China school also attended the ceremony.
Posted in Dawn, le 2 October 2021