Chinese Consul General in Lahore visits landmark CPEC project PTUT
LAHORE, Aug.25(Gwadar Pro) - Chinese Consul General in Lahore, Zhao Shiren on Wednesday afternoon visited Punjab Tianjin University of Technology (PTUT) which is a landmark project of socio-economic cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Provincial Secretary for Industries, Commerce, Investments & Skills Development Department Ahmed Javed Qazi, PTUT Vice-Chancellor and other officers welcomed Zhao Shiren at the university.
The visit was to review the ongoing collaboration between Punjab and China for this landmark project established through a consortium of TEVTA (Punjab) and three universities from Tianjin City of China (i.e. Tianjin University of Technology & Education, Tianjin Polytechnic University, and Tianjin Chenjian University).
On this occasion, the Provincial Secretary underscored the importance of strengthening and expanding the scope of the existing collaboration between the two sides.
He emphasized that it is the right time to upgrade this level of cooperation to utilize the human resources of Pakistan towards its industrial expansion by equipping them with relevant and latest skills and technical knowledge. Such skilled labor force pool and upgrading of skills development area of Punjab shall uplift its industrial sector.
The Chinese Consul General Lahore said that high-quality vocational training/technology skills as per the demands of modern industry are essential for any country like Pakistani which is striving to expand and upgrade its industrial base.
He added that the Chinese Consulate will act as a facilitator to fully revitalize and expand the collaboration and to expand its framework for including more partners. He mentioned that CPEC is working on the principle of inclusivity and “we welcome partners from other countries with strong technical education infrastructure to join hands with us”.
After discussion and exchange of views, the guests visited different laboratory and training facilities at PTUT campus.
On this occasion, Zhao Shiren also planted a tree on the lawn of PTUT, Township Campus to commemorate Pak-China friendship. VC and the team of PTUT gave a comprehensive presentation containing detail of the project of PTUT and the plausible way forward.