China-Pakistan joint research center inaugurated to help mitigate ... - Xinhua

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The China-Pakistan Joint Research Center on Earth Sciences (CPJRC), a high-level scientific and technological innovation platform between the two countries, was inaugurated here at Quaid-i-Azam University on Tuesday, aimed at promoting sci-tech cooperation against climate-induced disasters and on talent cultivation.
The CPJRC will act as a national platform for China-Pakistan science and education cooperation, covering research areas including tectonics, environment, ecology, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development.
Talking to Xinhua about the research center, Shahid Iqbal, an assistant professor at Earth Sciences Department of Quaid-i-Azam University said that a campus building will be built in addition to an existing building assigned by the university for the center to use.
He added that the center is committed to making recommendations on the mitigation of climate change impacts and sustainable development initiatives for the economic development of Pakistan.
"It is also a very good opportunity for academia in Pakistan and young students who will have access to the modern research in the fields of earth sciences of China," he added.
To mark the inauguration of the center, an event was held in the university's earth sciences department gathering a large number of students, and Chinese and Pakistani academics, and officials.
Speaking at the event, Pakistan's caretaker Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research,...

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