Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has urged all concerned to innovate ‘appropriate technologies’ to maintain the development trend.
He made the call at a dinner hosted in honour of the guests at the three-day international conference on ‘Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Sustainable Development’ at Hotel Sonargaon on Thursday.
Inu said: “We want the development which will be green development, which will be digital development and sustainable development. To maintain such development we need to switch to appropriate technologies.”
He called upon those involved in technical education to play a key role in this regard.
The Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) and Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), organisers of the conference, hosted the dinner.
The minister said through advanced technical education Bangladesh has to create skilled manpower capable of catering to the requirements of international job market and export them.
“Everyone has to attain the capabilities of being a global citizen to tap the potentials of the international job market,” he said.
State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan was present at the programme as the special guest.
He said technologies and technical people play vital roles in the development of any country. He hoped the TVET conference will enhance the confidence of the technical people.
IDEB President A K M A Hamid and General Secretary Md Shamsur Rahman also spoke at the programme chaired by CPSC Director General Dr Mohammad Naim Yaakub.
Two plenary sessions and four parallel sessions were held on the first day of the conference, where local and foreign TVET experts, resource persons and officials presented several papers.
Earlier, in the morning Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day conference at Osmani Memorial Auditorium.