University of Engineering Technology (UET) Peshawar and the Shandong Academy of Sciences, China inaugurated the ‘Pak-China Robotics and Automation Research Laboratory’ (RARL) here at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, UET Peshawar on Tuesday. UET Peshawar Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iftikhar Hussain and Cultural Counselor of Embassy of China Zhang Heqing unveiled the plaque in the presence of Chinese diplomats and senior officials.
Zhang Heqing, in his address as Chief Guest, said agriculture was the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. The laboratory will efficiently use the highly skilled researchers and scientists of robotics and automation from Shandong Academy of Sciences and UET Peshawar to generate agriculture resources that would help in transforming Pakistan into one of the technologically advanced nations in agriculture, he added.
He said, at present, 28000 Pakistani students were studying in Chinese universities and more than 8000 scholarships had been awarded to the talented youth. Prof. Dr. Zhang Dong, Director Institute of Automation, Shandong Academy of Sciences said, besides automation in Agriculture, the experts of both institutions would work in Under-water robotics as well.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology Kamran Bangash Tuesday while highlighting the importance of information technology said government would construct more than 150 science clubs in government schools. Addressing a ceremony to mark Science Day held at Govt.
Girls High School Gulbahar here, he said that present era is the era of science and IT and every department could improve its performance by adopting digitization.