Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Miyazaki University jointly organised a symposium on the university campus in Japan on Friday, said a press release from Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Rabab Fatima spoke at the event arranged to brief the IT business firms and entrepreneurs about a JICA funded programme to train Bangladeshi IT professionals according to the demand for IT professionals in Japan.
Highlighting the potential of close collaboration between Japan and Bangladesh, the ambassador elaborated the recent sound performance of the Bangladesh economy and stressed on specific sectors including ICT in which collaboration between Bangladesh and Japan could be further strengthened.
Referring to the recent progress in the IT sector of Bangladesh, she expressed hope that the program would set an example of success and consequently would encourage collaboration encompassing other sectors.
Kunitake Ando, Director of BJIT Limited, presented a keynote at the symposium, while President of the Miyazaki University, Dr Tsuyomu Ikenoue, MD and Senior Vice President of JICA, Toshihide Irigaki, were present, among others, during the symposium.
The programme will initially continue for three years with a target to get more than one hundred IT professionals trained.
The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) will act as the implementing agency of the program in Bangladesh.