Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated Tunneling Institute of Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
The state of the art institute, an initiative of Frontier Works Organization (FWO), is aimed at promoting professional tunneling expertise including research and development and synergize tunneling resources.
It is only sixth such facility in the world which has been completed and operationalised within planned time frame of 10 months by the FWO, the Radio Pakistan reported.
The institute will provide a platform to encompass tunneling education through both tunneling academia and industry experts.
The army chief visited National Emergency Operation Centre where he was apprised of the latest polio campaigns conducted in the country and challenges being faced.
The COAS directed to provide additional manpower and resources in sensitive locations to ensure a safe and secure environment for polio teams for proper reach and effectiveness of polio campaigns to achieve the objectives of a-polio free Pakistan.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Institute, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa was received by Engineer in Chief Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz and Director General FWO Major General Kamal Azfar.