To equip the youth of Balochistan with the skills required in the modern workplace, the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) has announced an internship programme for fresh graduates in the province. Gwadar Pro, quoting an official notification, stated on Thursday stated the programme will be run under the National Development Internship Programme. “The internships are a unique experience for the students as well as fresh graduates or diploma holders for their preparation of better jobs and relevant businesses,” it reads. In pursuance of the Planning Commission’s letter shared with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, GPA will accommodate young engineers in two projects; they are the 1.2 MGD ROD (reverse osmosis desalination) Plant at Gwadar and Sewerage Treatment Plant, at GPA Housing Complex.
Fresh graduates holding domiciles in Balochistan province under the age of 30 can apply for the internship programme. The duration of the internship programmes will be one year and ten students (five each in a project) will be selected. The 1.2 MGD ROD Plant is being set up with a Chinese grant of around US$ 12.7 million to purify sea water and make it safe to use by the people in Gwadar city. ‘Sewerage Treatment Plant for GPA Housing Complex Gwadar’ is another important project in Gwadar for which the Federal Government allocated Rs51.89 million under PSDP in the budget of FY 2022-23. GPA is an organisation for the construction, operations, management, and maintenance of Gwadar Deep Water Port. Gwadar Port is the second great monument of Pak-China friendship after the Karakoram Highway linking Pakistan and China.
Credit: Independent News Pakistan-INP