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‘VPT committed to supporting One Town under CSR’

Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman M.T. Krishna Babu said they were committed to spending crores of rupees for the well-being of people living in One Town and other areas.

Speaking as chief guest at the valedictory of skill development programme conducted at Queens Mary Primary School near Old Post Office, he pointed out how skill development programme conducted by them had provided overseas jobs to some of the unemployed youth of the One Town area.

Giving details, he said they had identified the unemployed youth with the help of Gayatri Vidya Parishad and some 10 candidates were sponsored for welding technology at Global Technical Centre at a cost of Rs.3.50 lakh. Out of 10 candidates, four were selected for overseas employment. Of 15 candidates sponsored for fitter training at a cost of Rs.3 lakh, three got jobs abroad.

Some 46 women were trained in tailoring/sewing machine works at a cost of Rs.2.76 lakh at the skill development programme. Twenty candidates were sponsored for computer networking, hardware and MS office at a cost of Rs.1.60 lakh, he said.

Healthcare initiative

The Chairman said a free daily medical clinic was being organised at Government Queen Mary’s Girls School from January 6 for the benefit of the people residing in the One Town area in coordination with Indian Red Cross Society.

About Rs. 18 lakh is being spent per annum for running a regular medical clinic. The port is spending Rs.24 lakh on medical camps at various places.

Under Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidya Mission, school toilets were being built at various schools. Rs.1.5 crore would be spent on providing toilets to another 16 schools, Mr. Krishna Babu said.

VPT Deputy Chairman P.L. Haranadh and the officials of the Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology expressed happiness over the success of the skill development programme aimed at improving the livelihood conditions of the stakeholders.