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ADB chief visits Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre

TBP Desk
19 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 18 Mar 2023 23:26:05
ADB chief visits Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre
ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa observes a training programme at Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre in Dhaka on Thursday – Courtesy Photo

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa recently observed a training programme organised by the Skills for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP) at Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre in Dhaka.

A high-level delegation, including the Director General of the Southeast Asia region of ADB, accompanied the president, said a press release.

During the visit on Thursday, the delegation met with officials from the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), BK-TTC, SEIP, and concerned government representatives.

Masatsugu Asakawa stated that developing skills training is crucial for the country’s economic progress. He recalled his discussion with the Prime Minister, who also emphasised the importance of investing in human resource development in Bangladesh. “ADB stands ready to support Bangladesh in resilient, sustainable and inclusive development”, he said.

National Project Director (NPD) of the SEIP project and Senior Secretary of the Finance Division Fatima Yasmin highlighted the successful implementation of the SEIP project in providing industry-demand-driven skills training.

She mentioned that SEIP has brought total reforms in the skills development ecosystem. The training courses offered by SEIP are aligned with industry needs and after completion of the training, SEIP graduates are placed in the job market, she added. Finance Secretary expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to ADB for extending its support to the skills development area in Bangladesh.

Fatema Rahim Veena, executive project director of the SEIP project, presented the project’s achievements, accomplishments, and uniqueness.