turkey to help pakistan tourism industry

In an exclusive talk with APP, Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Dr Nasir Khan revealed plans to establish a center at the National Skills University in Islamabad with the aim to produce skilled workforce in the hospitality industry.

The center will be built under the skills development institution of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency.

The Director, Dr Nasir also mentioned that the Turkish government will take care of all expenditure of the project, under which Turkey would support NAVTTC for the development of skills in Pakistani youth.

“It is the first project of its kind in Pakistan launched by Turkey as it has special expertise in the sectors of hospitality and construction in the world,”

He added that the hotel and tourism industry of Pakistan currently produces employment opportunities for around 1.5 million people, which makes for around 2.5 per cent of the total employment annually produced by the country.

“The Centre would not only ensure production of trained workforce for development projects of the country like China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) but also provide employment opportunities to youth in foreign countries,”

The establishment of the center is a great step towards a more developed Pakistan with a more modern tourism industry, and it is hoped that the educational sector will see the same kind of support and reform in the coming future.

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