KP govt to set up three new industrial estates in Hazara

A vocational university to be established to promote trade, commerce

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to establish small industrial estates in Abbottabad, Dargai and Hattar in Haripur district besides establishment of a vocational university.

In the proposed vocational university, students of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas and overseas Pakistani would also be given admission to promote trade, commerce and vocational education to cater the ever growing demands of the skilled manpower.

The expertise of UET Peshawar would also be utilized for preparation of curriculum and training of staff for the technical university. Thus, the students will not go to other provinces for higher studies once the university was established and will save their time and money as well.

To support growth of competitive industries, generating employment and technological up-gradation besides catering demands of industrial units, the government has planned to setup Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical University in Peshawar.

Rehabilitation of existing Sarhad Industrial Development Board (SIDB), small industrial estates at Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Kohat and Mansehra and establishment of the Mineral Based Industrial Estate (MBIE) at Chitral have been planned by the government, primarily focusing on economic revitalization in the province.

Gigantic projects such as provision of equipments, tools and furniture to an existing Govt Polytechnic Institute, Govt College for Technology and the construction of auditorium in the Govt College of Management Science of Peshawar were also in pipeline that after completion would not only create job opportunities in and outside of Pakistan but would also alleviate poverty.

In addition to feasibility study for establishment of Industrial Estate at district Karak and Kohat, the government has accorded full attention to public sector to ensure creation of business enabling environment for private sector to grow and prosper besides ensuing economic activity on sustainable basis in areas hit by militancy.

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