Skill Development Drive Initiated In Thar

Skill development drive initiated in Thar

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21th july, 2016) : The Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) has initiated skill development drive, under its skill development campaign called `Hunarmand Thar, Khushhaal Pakistan'. A statement here on Thursday said that the SECMC together with its partners has initiated drive for the employment of experienced local HTV drivers for its mining project in Thar Coal Block II.

Under this drive, a five-day campaign will be run to select over 200 experienced HTV licensed drivers from District Tharparkar, Umerkot and adjoining districts who will be considered for further evaluation. Upon successful completion of the week long selection drive and subsequent evaluation by SECMC's third party contractor and China Machinery and Engineering Corporation (CMEC) who are the EPC Contractor for Mining Project in Thar Block-II, these drivers will be inducted in the mining project in Block II. The statement further pointed out that from the outset, the pinnacle success of SECMC's project led activity in Thar has been its eagerness to ensure the participation and development of the communities in its midst- the project itself is one of great national importance and it will also seek to bring prosperity to the underprivileged population of Tharparkar.

It said that a pioneering initiative such as the one being initiated under the banner of `Hunarmand Thar, Khushhaal Pakistan' will seek to train over 1,500 locals, in several different trades required for the skill manpower requirement for both the mining project being undertaken by SECMC and the power plant project, being undertaken by Engro Powergen Thar Limited.

The drive which has been initiated today with enthusiasm and hope for a better, brighter future for Tharis and their future generations has been funded by China Machinery and Engineering Company, SECMC's equity partner and its EPC contractor.