National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Monday got a new, state-of-the-art, energy research centre.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif and USAID Mission Director John Groarke.
The four-storey research centre sprawls over the 60,000-square-foot building and includes five classrooms, eight high-tech energy laboratories, a seminar hall, conference rooms, a library, multiple office spaces, and elevator access for the handicapped.
Speaking at the occasion, Asif appreciated assistance from the American people and government. “The provision of better-equipped research facilities, with assistance from the US government, is a testimony to our continued efforts and commitment to improving the quality of education in Pakistan and addressing the energy issues facing it,” Asif said.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2017.