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Dhaka, Tokyo can work together: PM

1,000 technical interns to receive training in Japan
UNB
Dhaka, Tokyo can work together: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of International Manpower Development Japan Yanagisawa Kyoei

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there are many areas where Bangladesh and Japan could work together for their mutual benefits, reports UNB.
The Prime Minister came up with the view when visiting President of International Manpower Development Japan Yanagisawa Kyoei paid a courtesy call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina said during her visit to Japan last year and return visit of her Japanese Counterpart to Bangladesh, both the leaders held elaborate discussions on cooperation in various sectors between the two friendly countries.
During the meeting, the IM Japan President said Japan will take energetic youths of secondary level from Bangladesh who will be given training on entrepreneurship in various technology-related sectors.
Yanagisawa Kyoei said primarily 10 male and 10 female youths would be taken to Japan who will be able to work as entrepreneurs utilising their achieved knowledge and experience. He further said the number of the youths to be taken by Japan could be increased in the future.
Terming Bangladesh youths as very talented and efficient ones, Sheikh Hasina said they would be able to contribute to the Japanese economy if they are imparted proper training there. Even after their return from Japan, they would also be able to contribute more towards strengthening economy of Bangladesh, she added.
Hasina mentioned that the trained male and female youths would be employed at the Ultra Supper Critical Thermal Power Plant to be set up at Matarbari of Maheshkhali and the deep sea port to be built in the near future.
The Prime Minister said Japan is a role model for Bangladesh particularly for its tremendous achievement in agriculture sector. Talking about preservation and extraction of sea resources from the huge sea area of the country, Sheikh Hasina said Japan can cooperate with Bangladesh to this end.
In this regard, she stressed the need for taking proper steps from the Japanese side in protecting tuna fish, as Japan has suitable technology for this.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Khandker Iftekhar Haider were present.
Meanwhile another UNB storey adds: About 1,000 Bangladeshi technical interns are set to receive trainings in Japan under an apprenticeship and entrepreneurship training programme as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries were signed yesterday.
Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and Executive Chairman of IM Japan Kyoei Yanagisawa signed the MoU at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban here yesterday.
Director General Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training Begum Shamsun Nahar and senior executive director of the IM Japan Kazuo Tsubota signed another MoU to provide training to technical interns in Bangladesh.
After signing the MoUs, minister Mosharraf said the youths of Bangladesh will receive technical training in Japan and the training could play an important role in the national economy utilising their expertise to be acquired in Japan after taking training there for three years.
“Japan will gradually increase recruiting 2,000 Bangladesh interns for training programmes,” he said.
IM Japan executive chairman Kyoei Yanagisawa said they would send the technical interns for the construction and manufacturing sectors in Japan. The total cost of travel will be borne by Japanese company, he said.
The ministry will conduct a pre-departure training for at least four months in Bangladesh to prepare the candidates to acquire knowledge of the Japanese language, customs and manners in Japan.
On their arrival in Japan, the IM Japan will conduct the collective training course for one month for the technical interns. Then the interns will be engaged in employment for 11 months as per a contract between technical interns and an accepting company.
The technical interns who will successfully complete one years of training will be eligible to receive technical training for two years.
Each intern shall be paid 80,000 Japanese Yen per month on a fixed date as training allowance during the collective training course. Each technical intern shall receive a wage from accepting companies in monthly amount in accordance with labour standard law in Japan.
The technical interns who will successfully complete three-year participation in the training programme will receive resources for business  after their return to Bangladesh in an amount equivalent to Japanese six hundred thousand Yen as a fund for reinstatement, employment or new business startup.

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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