Saudi Arabia Bin Laden Group requires 20,000 Pakistani skilled workers:
ISLAMABAD (Sunday, June 12, 2011) – Saudi Arabia’s renowned construction company, Bin Laden Group, has asked the Pakistani government to provide it with 20,000 skilled workers.
A five-member delegation of the Pakistan Investors Forum in Saudi Arabia, led by Minister of Trade, Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Hajab Gul, called on the National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) Chairman, Muhammad Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon, Saturday in his office here.
General Manager of Saudi Arabia s internationally renowned construction company Bin Laden Group, Sajjad Anwar, demanded 10,000 carpenters and 10,000 masons from NAVTEC during the meeting. Moreover Chief Executive Officer of the C.co Company Ch Muhammad Yousaf Ibrahim demanded 100 pre-casting labour for his company and another 100 skilled labour for his five star hotel in Jeddah. Moreover, skilled labour of Fibre Optics and Medium Voltage has also been demanded.
NAVTEC Chairman Muhammad Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon, while welcoming the delegation in his office, called on the delegation members to pursue Pakistan Executive Forum and Pakistan Engineering Forum in Saudia Arabia for placing maximum demand of Pakistani skilled labours of different sectors.
He assured the delegation that NAVTEC would get prepared skilled manpower from Pakistan s vocational and technical institutions according to their required standardized curricula and demand.
The export of more than 20,000 skilled manpower to Saudi Arabia would be a model project for NAVTEC.
After this successful project, Pakistan will export skilled manpower to Gulf countries, European, American and African Countries according to their required standardized certification and curricula, he added.