USAID opens IT lab at LESCO training centre

STAFF REPORT ISB: USAID Mission Director for Pakistan Gregory Gottlieb and CEO of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) Qaisar Zaman have jointly inaugurated the IT Lab established at the LESCO Regional Training Centre.

US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider and Acting Provincial Director of USAID Punjab Maggie Schoch accompanied them on the occasion.

The IT lab will enable LESCO employees to enhance their computer skills required in their day-to-day work, as well as support the use of various technologies that the United States has helped to introduce at LESCO to improve the electricity supply.

The lab includes a server, 28 computers, three uninterrupted power supply units, networking facilities, multimedia equipment, as well as furniture and air conditioners.

The lab will be used to train employees in the use of new technologies introduced by USAID at LESCO as the automated system for the management and control of power flow to improve power supply.

“I believe this lab will further strengthen LESCOs ability to deal with and manage the energy available to it in order to provide the Lahore area with the energy it needs to grow and thrive,” said Mission Director Gottlieb on the occasion.

US Consul General Zachary Harkenrider, “This center will serve as a base from which to introduce new technologies that will improve the operations of LESCO and the delivery of power to consumers.

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