Japanese Prof for using advanced technology to ease congestion

Staff Correspondent

22 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Japanese Professor Naohiro Kitano at a programme on Thursday laid emphasis on using advanced technology for traffic management to ease congestions in major cities around the country.

Prof Kitano of Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University came up with the statement while delivering a lecture titled ‘Bangladesh-Japan Development Cooperation for Enhanced Connectivity’ at Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) auditorium in the city.

BIISS Director General AKM Abdur Rahman delivered the welcome address at the event organised by the BIISS and the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque was also present on the occasion.

The professor talked about Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around the station of Light Rail Transit (LRT) apart from focusing on various facilities and human activities are connected by ICT efficiently.

The Japanese Prof highlighted changing the landscape of development cooperation, Japanese official development assistance (ODA), Japan-Bangladesh development cooperation and Japan’s development experience and knowledge sharing.

Professor Kitano focused on the Japanese model for development cooperation, explaining its feature as ‘Long term commitment with trust’ that can benefit the people in the recipient country through its inclusive approach and human resource development.