Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the establishment of the Thar Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (TIEST) at an intial cost of PKR 1.5 billion, a news source reported. As per government officials, the said educational facility will be constructed over 317 acres of land at Mithi.
He expressed his views on the matter during a meeting held to review the proposed project. Senior Member Board of Revenue (BoR) Shams Soomro, Principal Secretary to the CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Finance Najam Shah, Vice-Chancellor NED University Prof Dr Sarosh Lodhi, Secretary University and Boards Riazuddin Qureshi, Secretary Culture Parvez Sihar, District Commissioner Tharparkar Shahzad Thahim, and other officials concerned were all present at the occasion.
Senior Member BoR Shams Soomro told the CM that the authorities concerned had identified 317 acres of land at village Mithrio Bhatti on main Islamkot road for setting up the university. VC NED Prof Lodhi said that they had planned to establish an industrial park in addition to establishing TIEST.
In respone, CM Shah said that the institute would provide learning opportunites to the youth of Thar and nearby areas. He also lauded progress on the Thar coal-fired power project; saying that the said facility would add 20 megwatts of electricity to the provincial grid system – facilitating Thar’s transformation into a hub of trade and industrial activities.