China To Launch 20,000 Scholarships & 1500 Internships For Pakistani Workforce Under CPEC


The CPEC Authority recently launched a China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Paid Internship Program to provide opportunities to Pakistan’s talented youth to develop skills and have experience in various fields.

The CPEC Authority Chairperson Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa announced the launch of a three-month CPEC paid internship program aimed at human and social development.

In a series of tweets, Bajwa said the program offers the youth an opportunity to develop skills and experiences that would allow Pakistan to grow and prosper in the future. Meanwhile, the applications to join the program are now opened.

More good news for Pakistani – China to launch more scholarships & internship programs

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said that thousands of jobs would be available soon for Pakistani skilled workforce as many Chinese companies were waiting for investment in Gawadar.

He announced it during a meeting with Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood last week, according to the CPEC Portal.

Yao Jing said, “90 percent of labor for CPEC projects will be local and for the training of engineers. We will jointly launch various scholarship programs.”

The Chinese official also mentioned that three Pakistani engineers would be associated with one Chinese engineer for these projects.

Source: CPEC

According to Yao Jing, “20,000 scholarships and 1500 short internship programs to Pakistani workforce are in pipeline. These programs will be started once COVID-19 is over.”

The CPEC project has already created some 60,000 jobs in Pakistan. Meanwhile, 20,000 scholarships and 1500 internships will be golden opportunities for Pakistanis willing to become a part of the CPEC.

What is CPEC?

China and Pakistan launched the CPEC plan in 2015 for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion. The project aims to link their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.

China’s President Xi Jinping also came to Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements aimed at establishing the CPEC between Pakistan’s southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea and China’s western Xinjiang region.

The plan, which would eclipse US spending in Pakistan over the last decade or so, is part of China’s aim to forge “Silk Road” land and sea ties to markets in the Middle East and Europe. Xi, also had said that CPEC cemented an “all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” between the neighbors.

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