EPTL to sponsor 30 Thari students for DAE

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Achieving yet another milestone in an effort to harness the potential of Thari human resource, Engro Powergen Thar Limited (EPTL) on Friday signed an agreement with Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC) to sponsor a 3-year program of associate engineering course for young students from District Tharparkar of Sindh.
Under the program, a batch of 30 young Thari students will be able to undertake a comprehensive 03-year program of Diploma of Associate Engineering (DAE) at the Technical Training College Daharki (TTC) and will be registered with the Sindh Board of Technical Education.
The signing ceremony held here on Friday in which Ahsan Zafar Syed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) EPTL and Brig (R) Raja Muhammad Ali, CEO, PCESSDC signed the agreement.
Speaking at the occasion Ahsan Zafar Syed of EPTL said, “The agreement is part of the Engro’s overarching vision of empowering Thari people to get directly involved in the projects revolving around the Thar Coal, especially at Block II.”
“We are continuously striving for a prosperous Thar followed by the rest of Pakistan, because we believe that it’s the native communities of Thar who should reap the benefits of coal projects,” he added.
Brig (R) Raja Muhammad Ali, Technical Training College, said, “We are proud to enter in this partnership with EPTL, particularly, because we will be working with the Thari youth, who have so far been detached from the development.”
“It’s inspiring that EPTL is exploring different horizons by signing contracts and making partnerships with different institutes and companies to build capacity of the Thari youth so that they may be involved in the Thar Coal Projects.”