Newdelhi:22/12/17;Nearly 2800 workers from the states of Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Odisha have been trained in World Bank funded projects in the trades of masonry, bar-bending and shuttering over a span of four months, as part of a skill development initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Over 300 workers from among them received certificates from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi today. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya, MoS Road Transport & Highways and Chemicals & fertilizer were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari announced that a further 1 lakh twelve thousand workmen will be provided training at 310 projects of MoRTH, NHAI and NHIDCL by June 2018, under six trades namely masonry, bar-bending, shuttering, scaffolding, painting and plumbing. Orders for this were allotted to nine skill training agencies on the occasion. The Minister also said that about 2.5 lakh workmen will be trained in other projects of the Ministry, NHAI and NHIDCL by 2019.