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2,275 Odisha Highways construction workers among 1.12 lakh to be trained

Bhubaneswar, December 22, 2017: As many as 2,275 Highways construction workers from Odisha among 1.12 lakh people from across the country will be provided training in World Bank funded projects in the trades of masonry, bar-bending and shuttering over a span of four months by June 2018, said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday in New Delhi.

They will be trained as part of a skill development initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

“Around 1.12 lakh 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,” said Gadkari in a function organised to felicitate workers.

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.

So far, nearly 2,800 Highways construction workers from Odisha, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Bihar have been trained.

Over 300 workers from among them received certificates from Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi on Friday.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Mansukh L Mandaviya, MoS Road Transport and Highways and Chemicals and fertilizer were also present on the occasion.

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