CPEC continues to create jobs for Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (Gwadar Pro) - While the job market due to the corona pandemic has shrunk around the world, projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are providing jobs to Pakistanis.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Industrial Cooperation Development Project (CPEC-ICDP) has announced jobs for both experienced and fresh graduates. CPEC-ICDP is part of the Prime Minister’s Office Pakistan Board of Investment (BOI). The positions offered include manager projects, business analysts, assistant director admin, research associates, marketing officers, and drivers etc.
The maximum salary offered is Rs. 250,000 per month while the lowest salary is Rs. 16,000 per month. Higher qualifications will be given preference.
With the execution of CPEC connectivity projects, highway and road networks are multiplying. The National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MP) is responsible for safety on motorways and highways through effective enforcement and provision of assistance to road users. NH&MP besides regulating and controlling traffic, acts as an advisory body to the National Highway Authority (NHA).
NH&MP has announced the recruitment of non-uniformed staff and hiring 440 people, including some disabled people. The positions include dispatch riders, plumbers, electricians, helpers, cooks, gardeners, barbers, guards and sweepers.
Razzaq Ahmed, a fresh graduate from Rawalpindi is applying for a post in CPEC-ICDP. “I have applied for a position and am hopeful I will get the job; many fresh graduates like me are optimistic to get jobs in CPEC projects,” he told Gwadar Pro.
According to Professor Dr Saifur Rehman, Pakistani students have a bright future ahead to get jobs in different CPEC projects. He said the second phase of CPEC is a corridor of knowledge and higher education. “Our universities have started offering specialised courses that will help Pakistani students to make the most of employment opportunities in CPEC projects,” he told Gwadar Pro.