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China to set up technical institute in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Nov 9, 2017 (BSS) - The Chinese government is keen to set up a modern technical institute in Bangladesh to create world standard skilled human resources to mitigate the current demand of skillful manpower for sustaining the country's fast growing development.

"There is a lot of demand of skilled manpower in the country's technical sector. The Chinese assistance will play a vital role to mitigate the current demand," said Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, media affairs adviser to the Prime Minister, while meeting with a seven-member Chinese team at DBC News office in the city on November 8, said a press release today.

Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs Office of Gansu Province of China Yang Yonggang led the Chinese delegation that included President of Lanzhou Jiaotong University of China Yang Zijiang.

Yang Zijiang said Bangladesh power sector is growing in a very fast pace and most of the power plants here are being installed by the foreign companies, including big Chinese enterprises.

"But Bangladesh doesn't have that much local skilled human resources to meet the demand," he added.

Keeping this in mind, he said, they come here to provide technical supports to build a technical institute here for creating high skilled international standard manpower to sustain Bangladesh's fast growing development.

The technical institute, with special focus on power engineering courses, will be set up under the supervision of Bangladesh China Institute of Technology (BCIT).

BCIT Chairman Masum M Moshin and Managing Director Charlie Cha and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DBC News M Monzurul Islam were also present at the meeting.

As piloting of the technical institute, the BCIT, with collaboration of Lanzhou Jiaotong University of China, is going to initiate a four-year undergraduate Power Engineering degree at Stamford University here from January.

The power engineering course, following Chinese curriculum, will be started at Stamford University from January next year with several numbers of chances professors.