Aerial photo taken on Oct. 1, 2021 shows a view of the Gwadar Technical and Vocational Institute, donated by China, in Gwadar, southwest Pakistan. The institute’s completion ceremony was held in Gwadar on Friday. (Str/Xinhua)
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — The completion ceremony of a vocational training institute donated by China was held Friday in Gwadar, Balochistan Province, southwest Pakistan.
As an important public welfare project within the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Gwadar Technical and Vocational Institute was built by China Harbor Engineering Company, aiming to meet the urgent needs of the inhabitants of Gwadar and to promote the sustainable development of the territory.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of Gwadar Port Authority Naseer Khan Kashani expressed his gratitude to China for awarding the project and to the Chinese engineers and workers who completed this institute ahead of schedule despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan has benefited a lot from the energy and transport infrastructure projects under the CPEC, while the socio-economic projects of the corridor are also very important for the South Asian country, Kashani said, adding that the Gwadar Port Authority will make the best use of the institute with comprehensive planning to provide people with training opportunities to enable them to get better jobs and live a better life.
In a video message, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said the completion of the institute marks a milestone for CPEC, and is also a long-awaited event for the Gwadar people.
“During its construction, the project provided more than 1,000 jobs for the local population. When completed, it can accommodate 360 trainees at a time and provide training opportunities for at least 1,000 people each year,” said Nong, adding that the institute will serve as an “incubator” for high quality and skilled workers for Gwadar and even Baluchistan after functioning.
The embassy will always serve as a bridge to enhance pragmatic bilateral cooperation between China and Pakistan, contributing to enriching and deepening the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and building a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future. new era, Nong noted.
The technical and vocational institute has teaching and training facilities and dormitories, while construction of the project officially began in January 2020. End