DHUCP Delegation meets leadership of China Pakistan Economic Corridor

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On February 26, 2019: Prof. Shi Zhumei and Mr. Liu Bo along with their host President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro held a meeting with Mr. Hassan Daud Butt, Project Director of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at CPEC Secretariat in the Planning Commission, Govt. of Pakistan. Prof. Shi underscored the idea behind DHUCP and emphasized on developing adequate human resource capacity, especially in the emerging technologies in order to achieve sustainable development along the Belt and Road countries. Mr. Shi said Pakistan is one of the most important partners of China. China being a leader in technological world, it has a great potential to bring real and positive development in the region, including Pakistan. However, we need to equip our young generation with digital competence to achieve sustainability and transfer necessary technical skills to Pakistani youth so that they become proficient to support development, he added. Mr. Hassan Daud Butt underscored the role of emerging technologies amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution and acknowledged that Pakistan needs to prepare for it. He appreciated and showed his willingness to support the idea of DHUCP; however, he advised to develop and framework and tentative plan of DHUCP activities to be shared with participating countries and that the communication should come through the Chinese Government institutions and diplomatic channels in order to ensure ownership by participating countries

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