Published:  12:48 AM, 15 August 2019

BD to utilize potential in Japan's manpower market: Jabbar

BD to utilize potential in Japan's manpower market: Jabbar Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar speaking with executive president of Agekke Group of Japan Ayumu Takahashi at his ministry office on Wednesday. -AA

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday said Bangladesh would take the advantage of Japanese employment market by developing skilled manpower as the country needs huge trained workers in 14 categories.

"Employment opportunity of skilled manpower in 14 categories is available in Japan and Bangladesh would take the advantage by producing skilled human resources through proper training," he added.

The minister made the remarks while visiting Ayumu Takahashi, executive president of Agekke Group, Japan, called on him at his ministry office.

He said Bangladesh is capable to develop skilled manpower in each category as per the requirement of Japan, and it would also be easy for Bangladesh if Japan provides necessary curriculum for the skilled workforce. Jabbar said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is determined to turn the young generation into human resources through proper training and education.

The minister told Takahashi the government has been providing training on nine languages, including Japanese, in 65 labs in the country.

Ayumu Takahashi said Japan needs 3.40 lakh manpower in care worker, building cleaning management, machine parts and tools, electric, electronics and information industry, construction, ship building and ship marine industry, automobile repair, aviation industry, accommodation, agriculture, fisheries, food, beverage and food service industries etc.

The Executive President of Agekke Group said Japan would collect this manpower from nine countries through nine Japanese firms.

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