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Foreign Delegates Visit to Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering

A delegates of four officials under the leadership of Mr. Peter Kovacs, Water Director, Head of River Basin Management and Water Protection Department, Ministry of Interior, Hungary/ Head of the Delegation/ National Focal Person on MoU from Republic of Hungary visited Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering (CEWRE), UET Lahore with the kind support of Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Pakistan to explorate the possible avenues for collaboration with the Centre. Other three members of foreign delegates were Mr. Jeno Labdy (General Directorate of Water Management), Mr. Zoltán Bencs (South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate) and Mr. Attila Lovas (Middle-Tisza-Region Water Management Directorate). Engr. Zafer Iqbal (Deputy Engineering Advisor (Civil), O/o CEA & CFFC) and Engr. Hussain Shigri (Principal River Engineer, O/o CEA & CFFC) from the Ministry of Water Resources accompanies the delegates.

Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan, Director, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering welcome the participants very warmly along with his senior faculty. In the special meeting with the foreign delates, Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan highlighted the historical background for the establishment of CEWRE, various master and PhD level degree programs being offered by centre, laboratory, library, IT computer and students residential facilities available at the centre. The Director CEWRE also presented a clear picture of the centre research project completed in the last five years and going-on research activities at the campus. The Director also took an initiative and proposes various possible collaborative programs of mutual interest from CEWRE side like joint research, sandwich degrees, short term exchange of faculty and students. The delegates highly commended the CEWRE activities and appreciated his endeavors in bringing the Centre parallel international standard level. The delegates also shown interest in few proposed programs. The delegates also visited laboratories, MT hall, IT Computer Lab and Library. Dr. Ijaz Ahmed briefed the delegates on laboratory equipment’s.

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