Pakistan, China to set up vocational training institute at Gwadar

| Updated: Aug 04, 2017 18:04 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], August 4 (ANI):Pakistan's Ministry of Ports and Shipping is set to sign an agreement with a Chinese company to construct and establish the Pakistan-China Technical and Vocational Training Institute at Gwadar. The technical and Vocational Training Institute at Gwadar will be constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and Beijing will provide a grant to impart training to the Pakistani workforce. PPR, a Chinese company had already visited Gwadar to review the design and feasibility of setting up the vocational training institute for imparting training to Pakistani workforce. To fulfil the requirement of the skilled manpower for the Gwadar deep-sea port, the Express Tribune quoted SHipping ministry officials saying,"The institute will help fulfil technical and skilled manpower requirements of the port after the development of industrial projects, including the Gwadar Port Free Zone." The Chinese government will select a construction company for execution of the project and the institute will comprise a main building, which will have two blocks, an administration block, four workshops, cafeteria, hostels, parking areas, an examination block and a teachers lodging facility.(ANI)