CPEC Research Centre to be established in Sindh

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CPEC Research Centre to be established in Sindh

HYDERABAD: (APP) The Consulate General China at Karachi and University of Sindh Jamshoro have agreed to establish China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Research Centre at Area Study Centre of Sindh University in order to develop research activities in the campus and strengthen the relationship of both the countries through boosting cultural ties between the people of Pakistan especially Sindh and China.

The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat highlighted the importance of establishing a Confucius Centre at Sindh University in a bid to teach Chinese language and promote its culture among Pakistani students studying in the campus.

Dr. Burfat was talking to the Chinese Consul General Mr. Wang Yu who called on him along with his two member delegation at Sindh University’s Area Study Centre. The Consul General visited the Centre and expressed happiness over the establishment of Chinese corner therein.

During meeting, Director Area Study Centre briefed the delegation about the research activities of the Centre and proposed to establish a C-PEC Research Centre and a Confucius Centre for teaching Chinese language and promoting its culture.

While talking media representatives, the Vice Chancellor informed that he will soon introduce Chinese language as an optional subject in all the departments of the varsity. He said a Chinese library was the need of the hour that must be setup at Area Study Centre in order to facilitate the students and scholars with Chinese books.

He said that he wanted to establish a Research Centre in collaboration with Chinese Consulate in Karachi adding that C-PEC was a game changer project which will bring prosperity in both the countries, therefore China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Study Centre should also be established at Sindh University.

"We want to learn from Chinese experience of development and progress; therefore we wish to develop more and more academic linkages and exchange programs so that we may send out faculty and students to China under such programmes", said the Vice Chancellor.

On the occasion, Chinese Consul General said the C-PEC was started in 2014 and the work on the project was underway. He said Pak-China had already maintained and enjoyed cordial relations with each other.

He said both the countries shared a great deal of cultural similarities and were enjoying the cultural resemblance adding that his country had already initiated various cultural exchange programs with Pakistan.

"Through these exchange programmes, we invite artists, Sindhi musicians, singers and other celebrities from Sindh, Pakistan to China and we encourage Chinese artists to visit Pakistan especially that of Sindh province with a view to strengthen our already established cultural ties", he said.