China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was launched in 2015 for the up-gradation of Required Pakistani Infrastructure Industry, and Strengthen its Economy by the Construction of modern transportation networks and plenty of energy projects. CPEC Project Thar Block-1 By Shanghai Electric Opens Over 1100 Jobs For Pakistanis.
China’s President Xi Jinping also came to Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements aimed at establishing the CPEC between Pakistan’s southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea and China’s western Xinjiang region.
CPEC Project Thar Block-1 By Shanghai Electric Opens Over 1100 Jobs For Pakistanis
The CPEC Authority Chairperson Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa has now announced more than 1100 jobs under the CPEC. The jobs are for a project by Shanghai Electric.
In a message on Twitter, he made the announcement.
“More than 1100 jobs of various categories are opened for a recently started CPEC project by Shanghai Electric at Thar Block-1. Locals will get preference subject to criteria/qualification,” said Bajwa.
1100 plus Jobs of various categories opened for a recently started #CPEC Project by Shanghai Electric at Thar Block-1.Locals to get preference subject to criteria/qualification. Plz apply on sites/addresses as on the flyer attached. #cpecmakingprogres pic.twitter.com/6SlubZj6Xo
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) August 27, 2020
He also insisted that the candidates must apply as per the information on the attached flyer.
Earlier, the CPEC authority chairperson also talked about fake information regarding CPEC jobs. Bajwa made it clear that all job ads would be posted on cpecauthority.gov.pk.
Recently noticed attempts to subvert #CPEC by lies&propaganda stories about various aspects and individuals.Plz ignore all fake news/stories regarding jobs, projects/individuals.All job ads will be posted on our website/official Accts https://t.co/Wopjwvzc5s #CPECMakingProgress
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) August 23, 2020
The CPEC authority has also launched a CPEC Paid Internship Program to provide opportunities to Pakistanis youth. A three-month CPEC paid internship program is aimed at human and social development.
The Thar coalfield stretches over 9,000 sq. km and has an estimated 175 billion tons of coal reserves, making it the 7th biggest coalfield in the world. One of the
Thar Block-I project holds immense significance in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key part of the much bigger Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Once operational, the project will supply 6.8 million tons of lignite, soft brownish coal, annually to two 660 MWs power plants. One of the power plants will be completed in August 2022 while the other will be inaugurated in February 2023.
China to launch 20,000 scholarships & 1500 internships for Pakistani workforce Under CPEC
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has also recently said that thousands of jobs would be available soon for Pakistani skilled workforce as many Chinese companies were waiting for investment in Gawadar.
He announced it during a meeting with Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood.
According to 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.”