MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
OFFICE OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR (MEDIA)
Dated: 09 April 2020
Ms. Zobaida Jalal, Federal Minister for Defence Production and Mr. Fawad Chaudhary, Federal Minister for Science and Technology visited National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) Haripur on Wednesday.
During the visit of NRTC Haripur, Managing Director received the Honourable Ministers and gave a detailed briefing regarding functioning of NRTC. While briefing, Managing Director said, that in view of the evolving COVID-19 environment, NRTC shifted focus to support the National effort. A highly motivated team of volunteers was formulated who quickly developed necessary expertise in the field through research and surveys. The team has so far repaired 109 Ventilators free of cost in last 18 days. The ventilators are already being used by hospitals across the country. MD further added that the work was being done without compromising on other essential aspects. NRTC is known for world class products in the field of IT and communication. The briefing was followed by visit to research facilities and production lines.
Both ministers were highly impressed by research work and contribution of NRTC. Minister of Science and Technology reiterated that NRTC was a role model for other Industrial setups and its potential should be optimized.