ADB keen to support ICT sector in BD to produce IT skilled manpower

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will initiate a project in Bangladesh for the development of the ICT sector of the country to produce IT skilled manpower and also help the country to build its digital capacity in 2017.

ADB will assist the proposed project involving 250 million US Dollars. The project will end in 2022.

UGC-logoThe project will be implemented in Dhaka University, 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 UGC. At the same time, UGC along with High Tech Park authority will supervise IT sector.

UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan held a meeting on the proposed project with the Vice-Chancellors of the universities and representatives from ADB, Bangladesh High Tech Park authority and ICT sector today (29.08.2016) at UGC Bhaban. During the meeting, UGC Chairman, Vice-Chancellors and others present took part in the discussion with ADB representatives in headquarter in Manila, Philippines through video conference. Determination of procedure of the project implementation, finding out of demand, identification and removal of existing challenges of IT sector were elaborately discussed in the meeting.

UGC Chairman in his speech said that the successful implementation of the project  will play a significant role in human resource development, employment generation, capacity building of universities and curriculum developmen

Source: Business News24. Date: August 29, 2016