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Japan Supports Vocational Training Facility in Chittagong

| MAM Bulbul |

The Government of Japan extended a grant of USD83,289 to the Khan Bahadur Foundation through Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP). The grant contract of GGHSP was signed between Masato Watanabe, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury of Khan Bahadur Foundation at the Embassy of Japan on March 21. The Khan Bahadur Foundation was awarded the grant for its project to build a vocational training center named Banshkhali Polytechnical Institute (BPI) in Banshkhali Upazila of Chittagong district. Bangladesh has a large number of unskilled workers of whom only 4 percent avail opportunities to receive vocational training. Therefore, a quality vocational training facility is very much needed. In line with this demand, the Government of Japan has come forward to support Khan Bahadur Foundation. Poor and unskilled youths of the region are expected to directly benefit from this project by receiving modern vocational training free of cost. BPI will cover trades related to the ship building industry, which will enable trainees to get job offers since there is a scarcity of trained human resources in this sector. It is expected that at least 400 participants per year will receive quality training on Welding & Fabrication and Electrical & Navigation trades from this facility.

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