Capacity Development Of Industry Focus Of Govt: Minister

Capacity development of industry focus of govt: minister

LAHORE, Nov 3 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Nov, 2016 ) : The capacity development of industry with compliance of labour standards is main focus of the Punjab government to achieve better production and ensure safety of the labour community. Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar stated this while presiding over a meeting here on Thursday. He said the Labour and Human Resource Department had launched a project in this regard with a total amount of Rs 134.

16 million to create awareness among different stake holders regarding labour rights and strengthening inspection regime. The minister said the department had procured two ambulances for carrying out risk assessment and training along with laboratory equipment. The meeting was informed that printing of training material on the occupational safety and health (OSH). Training on OSH is given in collaboration with GIZ regarding the textile sector along with completion of procurement of OSH kits and IT equipment.

Ashfaq Sarwar said development of an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism and simplification as well as consolidation of labour laws were key factors of the project. The minister said Saeed Ahmad Awan Centre for the implementation of working conditions and environment was providing the best professional services in the field of occupational safety, health and environment with its foreign qualified professionals and state-of-the-art equipment, enhancing a strong relationship with industry, business sector, international organizations and government agencies ensuring compliance with national and international as well as corporate environmental occupational safety and health standards.

The minister said stake holders had been provided necessary training and awareness regarding different diseases along with exposure to noise heat, ventilation, dust, toxic gases in this center and a free helpline 0800-73774 had also been established for any complaints.