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Each upazila to have a technical school & college: PM

Each upazila to have a technical school & college: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Sep 15) unveiled a government plan to establish a technical school and college in every upazila to create skilled workforces in the country as she inaugurated the diploma engineers’ convention in the capital.

“A project has been taken to establish a technical school and college in every upazila for building a skilled workforce in the country, and the work on establishing 100 such institutions has already begun,” she said.

Besides, she said, the Ministry of Education has been working to set up four new government women polytechnic institutes and 23 world-class new polytechnic institutes in the country.

The premier said In the last 9 and a half years nearly 500 government and private polytechnic institutes have been established country-wide as “there is no alternative to skilled human resource with technical expertise”.

The premier also unveiled a government plan to build an elevated circular road around the Dhaka city while by now “we’re implementing mega projects like metro rails and flyovers, and constructing Padma Bridge in our own funding”.

Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 22nd National Convention of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) in Dhaka by releasing balloons and pigeons, and urging them to work devotedly to present a beautiful future to the next generation.

IDEB President AKMA Hamid presided over the function, while General Secretary Md Shamsur Rahman delivered the keynote speech.

Apart from the huge number of diploma engineers, ministers, PM’s advisers, parliament members, secretaries, foreign diplomats and delegates and senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office were present at the function, local media reports said.