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CPEC: 20,000 Scholarships & Internship programs in pipeline for Pakistani workforce

Yao Jing

Under CPEC 20,000 scholarships and 1500 short term internship programs to be offered to Pakistani workforce after Covid-19, announces Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing.

A new paid Internship Program has been launched by CPEC Authority in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in order to offer more opportunities to develop professional skills in different areas for Pakistan’s talented youth.

The chairman of CPEC Authority Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa publicized the recent launch of a three-month tenure of paid internship intended to enhance human and social expansion.

In a Tweet Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting and Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa said that program offers breakthrough for Pakistan youngsters to enhance their skills and experiences that will be beneficial for future of Pakistan. Furthermore, the interested candidates can apply for the relevant posts as the program is now open.

CPEC to bring more scholarships & internship programs

According to Chinese Ambassador, many Chinese companies are eagerly waiting for an investment in the Gwadar zone and thousands of opportunities will be available for Pakistanis in near future for skilled employees.

In a meeting related to CPEC Portal with Education and Professional Training Minister Shafqat Mehmood, the Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing publicized the news “90 percent of labor for CPEC projects will be local and for the training of engineers. We will jointly launch various scholarship programs.”

In addition, he also says that the ratio for the project will be three Pakistani engineers will be allied with one Chinese engineer.
As per Yao Jing, “20,000 scholarships and 1500 short internship programs to Pakistani workforce are in pipeline. These programs will be started once COVID-19 is over.”

20,000 scholarship and 15,000 internships are a golden chance for those Pakistanis who wanted to become part of the CPEC as the project already created 60,000 jobs for citizens of Pakistan.

What is CPEC?

China and Pakistan started the CPEC plan back in 2015 for energy and infrastructure development projects in Pakistan initially valued at $46 billion. CPEC now worth $64 billion is a network of railways, pipelines, and roads. It aims to connect China northwestern Xinxiang province to the port of Gwadar in Balochistan province.

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