You are currently viewing China provides technical support to Pakistan in building infrastructure, mitigating natural disasters

China provides technical support to Pakistan in building infrastructure, mitigating natural disasters

  • Post author:
  • Post category:National
  • Post last modified:21/04/2019
  • Reading time:2 mins read

BEIJING: Chinese Academy of Sciences has provided technical support to assist Pakistan in building its infrastructure and mitigating natural disasters, Cao Jinghua, director of international cooperation at the academy said.

“We hope our joint research centers and scientific projects will greatly benefit people overseas,” Cao told the Chinese media on Sunday.

China, he said, also helped local governments in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos and Tajikistan solve their culinary water problems.

The academy has also launched nine joint overseas research and education facilities with foreign partners around the world, with the 10th one currently being built in Pakistan.

The centers are to serve as platforms to enhance scientific cooperation, talent training and innovation capability for China and BRI participants.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has provided ample opportunity for scientists around the world to collaborate and use science and technology to solve challenges related to people’s livelihoods.

According to details, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has trained nearly 5,000 high-level scientific and technology students from countries and regions involved the Belt and Road Initiative since 2013, including more than 1,500 doctoral and master’s degree students.

More than 700 foreign scientists from BRI countries have come to China for their postdoctoral work or visiting research, said Bai Chunli, the academy’s president.

They studied genetics, biodiversity, medicine, climate change, green engineering, new materials and other fields in which their expertise is highly valued.

“Many of these talented people have returned to their home countries and had a huge positive impact.

The academy has also trained more than 1,000 administrative officials and staff members in the science and technology fields, and some currently, hold key government or research posts in their home countries.






Sania Jamali

Sania Jamali, who studied Media in UAE, is associated with since its inception (2015) mostly reporting International Politics.