Punjab govt focusing on capacity building of mine workers

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LAHORE, Oct 26 (APP): Punjab Minister for Mines and
Mineral, Chaudhry Sher Ali Khan has said the Punjab government
is focusing on capacity building of the mine workers by
imparting skill training to them.
He said this during a meeting with Chief Inspector of
Mines Engineer Siddique Chaudhry and other officers of the
Inspectorate here on Monday.
Chief Inspector of Mines Engr. Siddique Chaudhry informed
that the main purpose of establishment of training mine was to
impart training to the prospective Diploma Engineers in actual
working conditions on the scientific methods for enhancing safety
and production.
The meeting was informed that Chief Inspectorate of Mines
has also introduced three years diploma courses of associate
engineers (DAE) from Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore
in the disciplines of mining technology, mechanical technology
which specialization in mining, electrical technology which
specialization in mining and Land & Mind Surveying.
Chief Inspector of Mines informed the Minister that till
now more than 1606 students have been admitted in these courses
and 778 students have successfully passed the DAE exam and were
now serving in different nation building organizations.
He further informed that short term courses such as Short
Firer, first aid, timberman, permit manager, mine ventilation,
pump operator and maintenance, rescue and recovery, mine
sirdar preparatory, surveyor refresher and one week training
courses of mine are also being imparted to the mine workers.
More than 7000 workers have been trained during the last
ten years through these course, he concluded.
Punjab Schools of Mines and Training Mine Katas under
Chief Inspectorate of Mines (CIM) has launched different long
term and short term skill training program for pre-employment
and in-service training of different categories of persons
who are required to hold supervisory positions in the Mining
Industry, told in the meeting.