On Friday, the Pak-China Technical Vocational Institute (Pak-CPEC TVI) in Gwadar was formally opened, marking the completion of Pakistan’s first China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, who was present via video link, attended the opening ceremony.

The Chinese ambassador on that occasion remarked that the institute has a long relationship of seventy years with China, with the completion of the project at Rs 10 million within just 20 months.

Rong Ambassador stressed that the Pak-China Institute has state-of-the-art technology and machinery to provide young people from Balochistan, especially those in Gwadar, with the best technical education and skills.

He continued by saying that the students at the Pak-China Institute were not only given free homes but also bursaries. Zhang Baosheng, Chairman of China Overseas Port Holding, stated that the institute is an outstanding institution for Gwadar, but it is a regional entity and would play a key role in the creative growth of the region

He also said that the development of the Institute will help the region’s talented young people secure good jobs by offering vocational training.

In industrial development, technical institutes play an important role, and trained young people have an excellent job chance at Gwadar Port, free zone industry and other CPEC projects,” said Baosheng.