Shanghai Electric Launches Chinese-Language Training Program for Pakistani Staff on Thar Block 1 Integrated Coal Mine and Power Project
SHANGHAI, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shanghai Electric has partnered with the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi (CIUK) to launch a new educational resource for Pakistani staff of the Thar Block 1 Integrated Coal Mine and Power Project and surrounding communities, as part of a joint initiative to improve the skills of employees of the project and to open up better career prospects for the students of from pakistan southern province of Sindh.
The initiative provides free access to Chinese lessons to Pakistani project workers and students from Islamkot and nearby towns and villages who will receive free textbooks and other language learning resources provided by the teaching staff of CIUK. To date, 40 workers and 60 students are enrolled in the first class.
“As a leading provider of energy solutions, Shanghai Electric recognizes its role in educating and training the next generation of electrical engineers and technicians, as well as helping more students launch their careers in the industry. Our previous initiatives have seen Thar Block-1 running onboard training sessions to help local workers upgrade their skills and inviting senior technicians to pass on their experience to newly hired employees,” said Meng Donghai , Deputy Director of Shanghai Electric Power Generation Engineering Company.
“Closer economic ties between China and Pakistan have created more business opportunities for people from both countries, and we hope that the Chinese language training program can equip local workers and students with meaningful skill as they progress towards their next career goals, as well as serving as a window to connect the two cultures, enhancing mutual understanding and China–Pakistan friendship,” Meng added.
“The Chinese language training program launched by Shanghai Electric will benefit students from a remote area like Islamkot. It is a unique and valuable educational opportunity that will allow them to learn more about Chinese culture and find better jobs in the future,” mentioned Muhammad Nasiruddin Khan, Pakistani director of CIUK.
“I gradually developed a strong interest in learning Chinese while working with Chinese employees in the Thar Block 1 Coal Mine and Power Integrated Project. provide such an opportunity to learn Chinese, which will give me better job prospects in the future, because there are a large number of China-Pakistani cooperation projects in Pakistan. Being able to speak Chinese is an unparalleled skill,” said a student who joined the program.
In 2017, Pakistan officially joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and strengthened China–Pakistan cooperation has made Chinese a popular course for those wishing to work for local Chinese companies. The rise of Chinese language training programs in the country has helped bridge the communication gap between China and Pakistan, and also enabled more residents to land their dream jobs.
In recent years, Shanghai Electric has helped Pakistan build a lot of energy infrastructure with advanced energy technologies through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The EPC contract for the Thar Block-1 integrated coal mine and power project, which includes two 660 megawatt coal-fired power plants and a coal mine with an annual output of 7.8 million tonnes, was awarded signed in April 2019. As a priority CPEC project, the factories will optimize from pakistan energy mix and significantly increase the country’s energy security.
View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shanghai-electric-launches-chinese-language-training-program-for-pakistans-personnel-on-thar-block-1 -integrated-coal-and-energy-mine-project-301463535.html
SOURCE Shanghai Electric