LAHORE - The Punjab government has set up a state-of-the-art Chinese Language Lab at Government Technical Training Institute, Gulberg.

An official of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) told APP on Sunday that on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the authority had started training of 15,000 students to learn Chinese language courses in 13 cities across the province. The course would start in other major cities soon.

He said that the Chinese government had appreciated the contributions of the Punjab government to promotion of Chinese language.

At present, three-month duration course had been started at Govt College of Technology Railway Road Lahore, Gujranwala, Govt Technical Training Institute Gulberg Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, Govt Staff Training College Faisalabad, Govt Technical Training Institute for Women Township and Gujjarpura Lahore, he said.

“This course is helpful for the Pakistani youth who may intend to get job in Chinese companies working in Pakistan and employment in China,” he added.