FAISALABAD—A modern Textile Training and Research Center will be setup at National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad while the Korean government will bear its entire expenditures besides providing Agro Textile, Protective Textile and U-Textile technology.
This was stated by Mr. Jeun chairman KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency) delegation while addressing a training workshop at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Wednesday.
He said, Korean government was taking keen interest to promote higher education of textile sector. A feasibility report is being completed in consultation with field experts and work on this project will be initiated soon after its approval, he added.
He said that KOICA was established in 1991 to promote bilateral trade between Korea and other countries. Mr Jeun said, “At present our 44 offices are working on different projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Common Wealth, Middle East and East European countries due to which Korea is now considered as an Economic Power at global level”.
He said that they worked hard round the week to grab the status of world level economic power and there was no concept of weekend or other holiday in their country.
Dr. Mumtaz Hasan Malik and Dr. Tanveer Husain Deans NTU delivered keynote lectures during training session and said that earlier their textile engineers went abroad for specialization in textile but now this facility will be provided at NTU.
In this connection, Pakistani government was taking steps in collaboration with Korean government to launch M.Phil and PhD classes for textile engineers.
Earlier, President FCCI Muzzammal Sultan also addressed the function and said that textile sector was not only contributing a lot in the national exports but this sector was also providing job opportunities to millions of workforce.
He said that it was the need of hour to introduce new avenue in textile engineering and bring this sector at international standard. Later FCCI mementoes were also presented to the guests. —Agencies