Economics & Business

Govt to set up EXPO centre in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Government will establish an EXPO Centre in Islamabad for exhibition & sale of the goods, manufactured by the trainees of NAVTEC – sponsored technical courses. This step of the Government will provide an opportunity to the skilled youth to get full profit on the sale of their manufactured goods. This was stated by the Chairman National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC), Mr. Anan A. Khawaja while talking to the trainees at Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI), in Islamabad.

Referring to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillian’s announcement regarding establishment of EXPO Centre, made at a ceremony held in Islamabad recently, the Chairman said that the present government wants to ensure maximum monetary benefit to NAVTEC trained people on the sale of their products.

Underlining the role of technical & vocational training in strengthening the economies of developing countries like Pakistan, the Chairman said that the Government was according high priority to skill development as a mean for progress and prosperity of the country.

Mr. Adnan Khawaja said that under the directive of the Prime Minister, NAVTEC will make all possible efforts to secure jobs for the skilled youth. NAVTEC, under the advice of the Prime Minister, will also pay special attention to the inclusion of youth from FATA in the skilled development programmes so as to engage them in healthy activities, added the Chairman.

Later, the Chairman, accompanied by the Chief Instructor, Mr. Aurangzeb, CTTI, went around various workshops at which technical training was being imparted to the trainees in various disciplines of the construction technology which included civil engineering, wood works heavy machines operations and driving.

Earlier, the Chief Instructor, CTTI, briefed the Chairman about the technical courses, currently under progress at the Institute. He said that there were vast employment opportunities for the youth; trained at CTTI, not only in Pakistan but also in foreign countries especially Middle East and the Gulf regions.-SANA

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