Punjab Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal on Saturday while expressing good wishes for the people on the arrival of New Year said that the year 2022 will bring happiness to the nation – new investment will come in the province – new industries will be started and people will get jobs. Referring to the steps taken in the last year, he said that the Punjab government fully participated in the Dubai Expo, 17 MOU were signed with domestic and foreign investment companies during the international business conference. These New investment agreements will bring investment of Rs. 45 billion.
Mian Aslam Iqbal said that during last year’s Ramadan, the fruits of the Ramadan package worth billions of rupees were delivered to the common man through 313 Ramadan bazaars. Relief was given to the people through 337 Sahulat bazaars and 32 model bazaars. The supply of imported sugar at the rate of Rs. 90 per kg has been ensured to the consumers.
Registration and examination fee of special children in private and public technical institutes were abolished. Special technology zones planned to be set up in nine divisions of Punjab – The first special technology zone will be established in TEVTA Secretariat.
He said that a digital system has been introduced to streamline technical education. Under this digital system, online registration of private and government technical institutes in Punjab Skill Development Authority is underway.
On job training facility was provided to youth by implementing Punjab Apprenticeship Act 2021. This will also provide better economic opportunities to the youth.