Tokyo plans hiring Bangladeshis
Author / Source : DEEPAK ACHARJEE
DHAKA, DEC 13: Japan plans to hire a good number of skilled or unskilled Bangladeshis, according to a leader of Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Association.
“The government of Japan is in need of manpower in different sectors.
It wants to meet part of its demand for the workforce through hiring some Bangladeshis,” Amirul Islam Khan Bulbul, chairman of the association told The Independent on Tuesday. Bulbul’s disclosure came at a time when Bangladesh awaits celebrating 40 years of its diplomatic ties next year.
A massive programme has been chalked out to mark the occasion on February 11, 2012 in Dhaka where Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected to attend.
Seminar, symposium, photographic exhibition, karate competition, Japanese language competition and cultural function include such a programme, aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations.
Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Association, Japanese Embassy in Dhaka, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) will organise the programme.
Bulbul also said some Japanese entrepreneurs are interested to invest in some sectors here.
“A 50-member business delegation has already visited the country to invest a huge amount of money in different sectors,” he said, adding: “Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Association and the Japanese ambassador to Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima are jointly playing a vital role in the matter.”
High officials of some Japanese companies such as NI Teitin Shojico Limited, Watam and Yukiguni Maitake Limited agreed to invest here, Bulbul said.
He also said that the Japan government provided US$8.6 billion as financial assistance so far.
Japan will provide $670 million to implement the proposed Padma Bridge, a mega project of the grand alliance government.
Bulbul said over the past four decades the two countries have maintained excellent economic development partnership.