On 20th July 2022, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the state of the art Tunneling Institute of Pakistan (TIP) which is an initiative of Frontier Works Organization (FWO). Tunneling Institute of Pakistan will encourage the professional tunneling expertise and contribution in the (R&D) research and development will be focused. Via industry experts and tunneling academia the tunneling education (engineering) will be promoted through Tunneling Institute of Pakistan which is a distinctive platform for such academia.
TIP is the first Tunneling Institute of Pakistan. According to some sources it the sixth such facility in the World. Tunneling Institute of Pakistan (TIP) has been completed and operationalized within planned time frame of 10 months by FWO.
Advantages of Tunneling Institute
This institute will enable the Pakistan to gain expertise in tunneling. Institute will explore professional engineers who will work for both the military and civil purposes. This institute will be beneficial as local professional workers will be hired for development projects and jobs will be created. As well as tunnels are very important for military in order to store ammunitions and other military equipment. Also tunnels provide a safe passage for military movement in case of war.
Author: Ali Hassan