“National Road Construction” and “National Railway” institutes will be established

The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced that a National Railway Institute and the National Road Construction Institute will be established in Afghanistan.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Mohammad Yama Shams, Director-General of the Railway Authority and acting head of the MoPW, and Nadima Sahar, head of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training department (TVET) on Saturday.

Shams said that the agreement was an important step in building Afghanistan’s training and improving the capacity of railway and road construction staffs.

The MoU strengthens cooperation for the development of human resources between the MoPW and TVET.

The minister said that the other benefit would be that the currently employees of Afghanistan Railway Authority are sent abroad for training, but now part of the budget would be spent nationally with the establishment of the institute.

Sahar emphasized that TVET had undertaken specific programmes to upgrade the professional capacity of the railway and road construction sectors based on their needs.

She said this would provide an opportunity to improve the capacity and educational level of the employees of these sectors, give them internships, while also help with the placement of the graduates.

29 / August 2020
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