Pak engineers working in Hydel projects under going training in China

BEIJING:An eight-member delegation of senior civil engineers belonging to various hydel projects in Pakistan called on Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khan on Friday. The delegation is on a 13-day visit to China to attend the first training programme under an MoU between WAPDA and China Three Gorges Project Cooperation (CTGPC) signed in February 2009. Talking to the delegation, Ambassador Masood Khan said that their training would be extremely beneficial for the country to overcome the energy proglem.He said that hydel power is the cheapest mean of generating energy and Pakistan is rich of these resources.Ambassador Khan also briefed about various infrastructure projects undertaken in Pakistan with Chinese assistance.Participants observed that this training programme, supported by the CTGPC,is highly beneficial for the Pakistani engineers. They said it has enhanced their professional skills at the various hydel projects on which they are working.The delegates informed the Ambassador that they were given lectures on 12 specific topics during this period and taken to the sites of Three Gorges and Gezhouba Dams. They said the lectures and discussions with Chinese experts helped them learn more about their fields of expertise.The delegation comprised Mr. Arshad Ali (High Head Hydro Project), Mr.Anzar Hussain (Neelam Jehlum Hydro Power Company), Mr. Shahid Mehmood (Dam Safety Organization), Mr. Syed Talib Hussain (Ghazi Brotha Hydro Planning), Mr. Muhammad,Arshad (Central Design Ocrganization Water), Mr. Muhammad Arshad Pervaz (Dam Safety Organization), Mr. Fasihullah Paracha (Peshawar Electric Supply Company)and Mr. Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Aziz (Neelam Jehlum Hydro Planning Company) – APP