Western Australian help sought to develop skilled human resources

CCCI leaders exchange views with visiting team

Published : 31 May 2023 01:38 AM

Chattogram Chamber president Mahbubul Alam on Tuesday said that the government is developing infrastructure to build a smart and developed Bangladesh by 2041.  In continuation of this, various development projects are being implemented in the port city of Chittagong.  

“But we need the help of developed countries like Australia to transform our manpower into skilled human resources.  In this regard, he called upon Bangladeshi students to become skilled human resources through scholarships in various sectors”, he added.

 Besides, he emphasized on the exchange of experience between the two countries to make the country's education system modern and prosperous.

 A 10-member delegation from Western Australia met the leaders of The Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry in an exchange meeting at the Bangabandhu Conference Hall at the World Trade Center on Tuesday afternoon.

 Chaired by Chamber President Mahbubul Alam, University of Western Australia Vice Chancellor Professor Amit Chakma, Investment and Trade Commissioner of Western Australia Miss Nasheed Chowdhury, International Education Director Robyn Robb, Chamber Directors Zahirul Islam Chowdhury (Alamgir), Anjan Shekhar Dash, former Director Mahfuzul Haque Shah,  Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry' Senior Vice President Dr. Munal Mahbub, Australian Embassy Trade and Investment Director Mostafizur Rahman, Mentors' Managing Partner Manjuma Morshed, Bangladesh-Korea Technical Center Principal Nuruzzaman, members of the delegation spoke.  

Chamber directors Md. Omar Farooq, Md. Iftekhar Faisal, SM Tahsin Jonaid, Mohammad Adnanul Islam and Mohammad Nasirul Alam (Fahim), Lub-Ref Director Md. Salauddin Yusuf,  business leaders and academicians were present.

 Western Australia University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Amit Chakma said, Western Australia is one third of Australia's total area.  The education system here is very good.  But because of the small population, universities need international students. 

The Australian government is investing heavily in the education sector.  The Western Australian delegation has come to Chittagong to increase communication with the education sector of Bangladesh to make this investment fruitful.