ISLAMABAD (APP) - Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower, Syed Khurshid Shah said that six new training centres would be established in various parts of the country with a joint venture of National Logistic Cell (NLC) aimed at enhancing skill of workers to be sent abroad. The Minister said that National Training Bureau (NTB) was already running a number of training centres in the country and had started a joint venture with NLC at ATI Mandra for the establishment of new training centres. These institutions being established by the Ministry of Labour and Manpower as joint venture with NLC would provide training opportunities to workers for trades in demand for export of skilled workers, he said. National Training Bureau endeavors to enhance export of skilled workers especially in construction related trades for local and Middle East countries. The intended workers are provided vocational training in various demand driven trades. Following activities are under taken for skill development of workers as per international requirement, the Minister said. The Federal Government in 2006 through and ordinance, has established NAVTEC under Cabinet Division to put the technical training programmes in the country on fast track and take necessary measures to improve training standard as per national and international requirement. Agreement is under process with GTZ International,which envisages training of workers on international standard and upgradation of existing training infrastructure in Pakistan. Ministry of Labour and Manpower has established employer led Skill Development Councils which are undertaking various training activities to meet the requirement of local industry as well as overseas employment. It may be mentioned here that the National Training Bureau has also signed MOU with M/s BAUER International of UAE for training of workers and their employment in UAE. Effort are afoot to sign MOUs with Pakistan International Airline, Karachi, Pakistan Steel Mills, Pakistan Ordnance Factory Wah Cantt, Heavy Electrical Complex Hattar, Pakistan Marine Academy Karachi and Pakistan Railways in demand driven trades to enhance employment opportunities within country and abroad. According to the Training Bureau, Korean language course is being organised in National Training Bureau Campus for the intending immigrants. Further, it is also being planned to start language courses in Arabic, English and Italian. Parking of horse carts troubles residents A number of residents in sectors I-8 and I-9 have expressed their annoyance over parking of horse drawn carts on grassy patches near main overhead bridge linking both sectors. They were of the opinion that for quite some time, the owners of horse carts had made the grassy patches near the bridge in front of some factories as their parking area, causing nuisance for passers by. A nasty and stingy smell hangs over the frequently used place due to parking of these animals, which also gives an ugly look to the renovated main bridge and landscaped area, Ejaz Kamal, a government official and resident of I-8/1 remarked. Munawar Shah, another resident of I-9, said that the animals excretion could spread some disease, therefore, the concerned authorities should immediately ban parking of these carts.