Establishment of Minerals, Natural Resources University in Balochistan

Our Correspondent

Students of Balochistan provinces would soon have a full-fledged university to get higher education in the field of minerals and natural resources as the authorities concerned are making steady progress on the project.

The ‘Umer Khan Sanjrani Minerals and Natural Resources University’ would be established in Nok Kundi, Chaghi area of the province on 500 acres of land, a senior official aware of the project developments told.

He said the PC-II of the university project had already been approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), while services of a consultant were hired for the feasibility study of the construction work.

The consultant, hired through the tendering process, had been given the task of completing the feasibility of the project at the earliest after visiting the site, reviewing the nature of the construction work and other related matters.

Following the feasibility study, the Project Review Report and final report about the commencement of the construction work were scheduled to be submitted before the quarters concerned.

The university, he said, would prove to be a milestone in imparting quality education and producing skilled youth in the field of minerals.

Replying to a question, the official said the federal government was also working on an effective strategy to identify the unexplored potential of the minerals that existed in Balochistan province, which possesses a variety of valuable ore resources.