Chinese Language classes inaugurated at Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority

Lahore, June 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): Chinese Council General Mr. Yu Boren said that Pak China economic cooperation will open new corridors of prosperity for the people of Pakistan. Contributions of TEVTA to provide skilled training courses are highly appreciable. He admired the endeavours of Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) and Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to start Chine Language Course.

This course will be beneficial for realizing the need of overcoming the communication barriers between both the nations. It will also helpful for the youth who will learn Chinese language course in getting jobs who are investing in Pakistan. He further said that China is committed to the path of peaceful development and the win-win strategy of opening up venues for joint ventures.

A more developed China will make greater contribution and bring more opportunities to the world, he said adding that the year 2015 was marked as a special year for the “friendly partnership for common development” between China and Pakistan. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony to launch Chinese Language course at TEVTA Secretariat here yesterday (Tuesday).

The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Council General Mr. Wang Dauxue, Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Shaikh, Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Secretary General Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry Salah ud Din Hanif and other dignitaries of both organizations.

Chinese Council General Mr. Yu Boren while addressing the participants said that the purpose of this language program is to make the already technically skilled labour force of Pakistan more acceptable in the Chinese market. He asserted that it was the right time to make better choices and take progressive initiatives by imparting Chinese language and work ethics to the trained labour force of Pakistan which would increase its competitiveness and effectiveness in the large economy of china.

Imparting language training to Pakistani labour with the collaboration of China would enhance labour capacity utilization and preference over untrained workforce. This trained workforce having a competitive edge could be preferably hired by countries that are expanding their manufacturing sector by relocating it in other viable countries, he added.

Chinese Deputy Council General, Mr. Wang Dauxue, in his address, quoted an old Chinese saying “Long distance never separates close friends and true neighbours don’t necessarily live next door”. He said China and Pakistan had different social and cultural traditions, but the people of the two nations had expressed an earnest wish to enhance friendship. He said that, “I believe China and Pakistan will work more closely to push forward bilateral relations and strengthen coordination and cooperation in the international affairs”.

Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that TEVTA is doing its full efforts to provide trained manpower in shortest time as per requirement of the Industry. On the recommendations of relevant Industry, TEVTA is starting new short courses. TEVTA is signing MoU’s with different organizations to introduce new courses to meet the requirement shortage of trained manpower.

Expertise of our manpower on Chinese Language will provide better working environment with Chinese stakeholders in Pakistan. He explicated that Pakistan had the 9thlargest labour force in the world. He pointed that export of quality manpower is the main driver in growth of remittances; therefore the structure of existing population of Pakistan shows that the country has 60% economically active population or work force which can prove to be a productive asset of the country if properly trained through skill development programs.

He also acknowledged the constructive role to be played by China in the current international financial system. He further appreciated the endeavours of PCJCCI for creating a viable working environment for Pak-China industrial collaborations.

Secretary General Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry Salah ud Din Hanif while addressing the event said that Pakistan and China’s friendship had opened new vistas of trade and investment opportunities where it is necessary to take concrete measures to fill in the communication gap between the two nations.

He elaborated that China was witnessing economic transformation at a massive scale by following the model of Europe for relocating part of its manufacturing sector to economically viable places that offer skilled labour at cheap wages. He termed this phenomenon as a great industrial transfer, which has brought in plenty of opportunities also for Pakistan. He said that one-third of Chinese manufacturers of textiles, garments, shoes and hats had already moved all, or part of their production, outside China.

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