ECOSF in collaboration with CAST, BAST, PEC and BTBU organized the High-end Dialogue for International Engineers and Technicians

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ECOSF in collaboration with China Association for Science & Technology (CAST), Beijing Association for Science & Technology (BAST), Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), and Beijing Institute of Engineers (BIE) organized the High-end Dialogue for International Engineers and Technicians on May 26, 2021.

The objective of holding this dialogue was to generate a meaningful debate to support science and engineering, including the capacity building and human resource development in the key engineering sectors. The virtual event attracted a large number of experts, engineers and scientists from different parts of the world.

President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro was amongst the keynote speakers in the virtual dialogue signifying the cooperation and collaboration in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) in the Belt and Road Countries. Prof. Soomro underscored that Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) play a critical role in providing policy instruments that are essential to develop strong base of countries for boosting socio-economic growth and sustainable development. President ECOSF also highlighted some of the key initiatives, the Foundation has undertaken to promote SETI in collaboration with Chinese Institutions in the ECO region.

During the event, Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi, Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council also made a speech and highlighted the significant role of engineering qualification standardization for socio-economic development. Engr. Qureshi proposed a plan for enabling engineering mobility in the Belt and Road countries, especially between China and Pakistan while recognizing the need for capacity development of engineering professionals to achieve the infrastructural milestones laid out in the form of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

ECOSF in collaboration with BTBU also hosted a session on New Energy Vehicles, which aimed at exploring viable opportunities for collaboration in the development of sustainable and clean transportation in the Belt and Road countries.

During this dialogue, Engr. Khalil Raza, Scientific Officer ECOSF also presented his talk on “Scaling Up Electric Mobility in Pakistan” highlighting key incentives of recently promulgated Electric Vehicle Policy of Pakistan.  Mr. Raza presented the latest electric mobility practices in the emerging markets, including China and Pakistan.

A number of leading international experts and speakers, including industry experts from M/S NIO and M/S Great Wall Motors also contributed to this dialogue and concluded that more avenues for collaboration and cooperation are needed to materialize the massive infrastructure needs under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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