Government Policy

ADB to provide financial support to create skilled manpower

DHAKA, Feb 9, 2017 (BSS) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to initiate a project in Bangladesh for the development of ICT sector of the country to produce IT skilled manpower and also help the country build its digital capacity by 2017.

The proposed project of ADB involves 250 million US Dollars. The project will end in 2022, a press release said today.

The project will be implemented in Dhaka University (DU), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Jahangirnagar University, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Islamic University of Technology, East West University, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, BRAC University and Daffodil International University under the supervision of University Grants Commission (UGC).

A-three member ADB delegation led by Ryotaro Hayashi, Young Professional, Human and Social Development Division, South Asia Department, ADB held a meeting with the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh to discuss summary of the proposals sent by nine universities at UGC auditorium here today.

The project will enhance and extend the scope of ICT sector of nine

universities.

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC, Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC and Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali, Member Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali, Member, UGC, among others, were present at the meeting.

The Chairman of UGC, in his speech urged the ADB to undertake feasibility study of the nine universities along with their project proposals. He said that successful implementation of the project will play a significant role in human resource development, employment generation, ICT capacity building of universities and curriculum development.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)