There were prospects of a bright future for engineering industry in Pakistan: Guenter Zwickl

Lahore, March 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): Inauguration ceremony for the 29th International Multi topic Symposium organized by Institution of Electrical and electronics engineers (IEEEP) Karachi chapter was held at a local hotel in Karachi. The Chief Guest was Mr. Amjad Parvez Janjua Managing Director and CEO Pakistan state oil while the key note address was delivered by Mr.Guenter Zwickl MD and CEO Siemens Pakistan. Engr. Tahir Basharat Cheema Central President IEEEP was also present.

Mr.Amjad Janjua in his address welcomed the unique assembly of delegates to the symposium including engineers, academics and corporate leaders. He expressed the hope that the symposium will prove to be a useful venue for interdisciplinary exchange of perspectives as well as produce a rigorous debate invaluable for implementation oriented solutions to Pakistan’s greatest Engineering Challenges.

In his key note speech the MD and CEO of Siemens Pakistan Mr. Guenter Zwickl said there were prospects of a bright future for the engineering industry in Pakistan. He said the remedy of the energy crisis presents a great opportunity for the industry.

Already projects worth billions of rupees have been announced to be in the pipeline and once ready for execution will boost the industry, that will provide employment to thousands of young graduates from the engineering universities of Pakistan. He said that his company has a long association with Pakistan and he sees a bright future ahead as it has many solutions to offer in the energy sector.

The Chairman IEEEP in his address of welcome outlined the aims and objectives of the two day symposium and expressed his gratitude for the presence of the luminaries on the occasion. He said his organization has been holding this symposium for last 29 years which provides a forum for discussion on current engineering issues and recommendations are prepared in the concluding session which is sent to the government.

During the two day symposium several papers on key issues relating to the engineering industry. Three students who in a recent student seminar won the first three positions will also share their papers. In the concluding session a panel discussion entitled “Are the proposed K-2/K.3 Nuclear reactors a threat to Karachi” will also be held followed by awards distribution.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Ihsan Khan
Manager Administration
Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan
4 – Lawrence Road,
Lahore – 54000, Pakistan
Phone: + 92 42 3630 5289
Fax: + 92 42 36360287
Cell: + 92 333 4386240

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