Rs223 m Technology Centre to be established in Hub

KARACHI: The joint project of TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company of Ministry of Industries, Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Lasbela Industrial Estate Development Authority (LIEDA) Light Engineering and Upgradation Centre (LEUC) would be completed in two years.

The project has been executed at a cost of Rs223 million at Hub, which is meant to provide an advanced facility of technology training to the less privileged Balochistan.

This was announced by the President, LCCI Ismail Suttar, at a press conference at LCCI office on Tuesday.

Ismail Suttar while appreciating the assistance being provided by ministry of industries, said that the construction of LEUC in Hub area with the joint efforts of government of Balochistan and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADP) had already been started and would be completed in two years time.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TUSDEC Basit Maqsood Abbasi informed on the occasion that the Light Engineering and Upgradation Centre (LEUC) at Hub being built at a cost of Rs 223.00 million would facilitate the industries by providing the repair and maintenance services to them at competitive rates which would be an added incentive for cutting the cost of production, as they would not require to rush to Karachi and other places for this purpose.

He also informed that the workers at the industries and other students would also be provided training in various trades in accordance with the needs of the industries enabling them to find their placements in the industries.

Ismail informed that the Chamber would try to get this centre affiliated with the Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar in order to upgrade the certification for the students being trained at this Centre. This would provide an opportunity for the workers and students of Lasbela and Balochistan to get technical training according to the employers needs and in this way they will get employment opportunities thereby enhancing their living standards. The availability of trained workers at Hub and Lasbela will also provide an incentive for the investors to take positive decision about their investment in Balochistan, he added.

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