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ISLAMABAD: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency has decided to establish a state -of-the-art centre for hospitality and construction at National Skill University.

The centre will serve as training centre for hotel and tourism industry workforce.

“Pakistan and Turkey share the bond which joins the hearts and binds us emotionally,” said Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood while addressing the agreement signing ceremony between Pakistan and Turkey, organised by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission here on Wednesday.

Under this agreement, TIKA will establish state-of-the-art centre for hospitality and construction at National Skill University, Islamabad.

From Pakistan’s side, education minister and and NAVTTC Executive Director Dr Nasir Khan and from Turkey’s side TIKA President Dr Serdar Cam signed the agreement.

“Pakistan is brimming with a diverse landscape and there is so much to see. We are focused on creating the right environment and infrastructure for tourists and in the next few years Pakistan will emerge as one of the best tourist destinations in the world,” the minister said.

Turkish ambassador Mustafa Yurduakul said: “Pakistan and Turkey are brotherly countries and we are very happy to be a part of the government’s quest towards provision of better education and vocational training to youth.”

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2019