Work on 100 tech instts begins to create skilled workforce
The government has started its work to set up 100 technical schools and colleges in 100 upazilas at a cost of Tk 2281.69 crore, aiming to create skilled human resources through technical education.
According to an official document, administrative approval has been given for land acquisition for the institutes in 91 upazilas while budget has been disbursed for 59.
"Tenders have been floated to construct infrastructures for 39 of the technical schools and colleges," the document says adding that the land acquisition process in the rest nine upazials is going on.
In the second phase of the project, there will be 389 technical schools and colleges across the country. It was discussed in the second Pre-Evaluation Committee (PEC) meeting held recently in the Planning Commission.
"The PEC gave directives for some amendments to the project, and a process is on to reforming the Development Project Proforma (DPP) as per the amendment directives. Soon it will be sent to the Planning Commission for final nod," the document stated.
Apart from this project, the government has planned to set up four female polytechnic institutes in Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymensing divisions to provide technical education to female students.
Besides, activities to set up eight female technical schools and colleges in eight divisional headquarters are going on.
The formulation of the Development Project Proforma (DPP) is on as per the directives of the PEC. —UNB
The government has declared a public holiday tomorrow (Wednesday) in Gaibandha-1 election area to facilitate the proper holding of the by-polls to the parliamentary constituency on the day.
The public holiday has been announced so that all voters working in government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices, insinuations, organisations and educational institutions situated in the areas concerned can cast their votes and those to be engaged in the election process can perform their duties, said a notification issued by the Public Administration Ministry on Monday.
It, however, said if there is any scheduled public examinations in the area on that day, the exam centres and all teachers and employees concerned will remain out of the purview of the public holiday.
The by-election to Gaibandha-1 will be held on Wednesday as the seat fell vacant following the murder of Awami League MP Manzurul Islam Liton in December last year. —UNB