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Gwadar to generate 1.2 million high-paid jobs for skilled local youth

Gwadar jobs

The coastal city of Gwadar is all set to provide around 1.2 million high-paid jobs for local skilled workers and professionals.

The Gwadar’s youth which makes up half of the city’s population will soon be a beneficiary of high-paid jobs in Pakistan and the international market as Pakistan-China Technical and Vocational Institute is set to function by employing the first consignment of Gwadar students in February next year.

The growth will increase employment for Gwadar’s youth at the port of the city, export-oriented trades, Gwadar Free Zone and enterprises to be established under Gwadar’s master plan.

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As per the master plan, the Gwadar city will generate 1.2 million jobs for skillful workers and specialists with a profitable output beyond $30 billion.

About 80% of the city’s inhabitants are engaged in fish-catching and fisheries associated jobs, the institution will teach the youth with the specialized knowledge of up-to-date fishing practices and pre-post handling of fish in the boat and harbor.

Furthermore, it will also teach the population modern fishnet knitting, ship making, food preservation, fish preservation, business techniques, and awareness of Pakistani and Chinese law for business.

In October 2021, the institute was constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor via Chinese aid costing Rs. 83 million yuan and along with special determinations of Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Naseer Ahmed Kashani and China Overseas Port Holding Company Chairman Zhang Baozhong.

Besides, the youth of Gwadar (male and female) would corroborate to be a representative of change for conversion of a minor fishing town into a contemporary smart city, said Pakistan-China Technical and Vocational Institute Project Director Sohail Asghar in an interview.

He further said that Gwadar would shortly be going to be developed an economic and logistics hub.

“Shandong Institute of Commercial Technology has also agreed to design the curriculum in line with requirements of the industries,” he said. “It also consented to bear the operational cost of the institute for three years for boarding and lodging expenses of Chinese faculty members.”

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