KARACHI: Director General of Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) Rubina Wasti has said that the customs officers are being given the best training to play a wider role in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Addressing a business and research seminar at the DGTR auditorium, Wasti said that importance of customs has increased due to CPEC project. She said that customs officers are being given the world level training to meet the challenges, in which physical training is also included.
She said that the DGTR is now the focusing on the Chinese language to fill communication gap between the officials of Pakistan and China.
During the event, Deputy Consul General of China Chen Xiaodong stressed the need for foolproof security of the mega project.
The deputy consul general also expressed his concern over the customs tariff, its methods as well as the land policies. He hoped that the customs procedure will be simplified to provide better facilities to the departments concerned.
Chen Xiaodong said the GDP of Pakistan has enhanced due to the mega project of Pakistan China, the total investment in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stands at $80.5 billion which will increase by the time.
The main theme of the seminar on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) encompassed over the role of the customs in the mega project where Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC), Project Director (CPEC) Ministry of Planning and Division and Research, Marketing Manager of the China Overseas Port Holding Company as well as the Director Transit Trade Quetta Chuhadry Muhammad Javed expressed their view.