Chittagong - The Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) is going to be established in Chittagong for the first time here to develop skilled manpower for the shipbuilding industry. All are set to construct IMT on the bank of Karnafuli River, adjacent to Kalpalok residential area at Bakalia police station in the city. Land acquisition has already been completed in this regard, sources said.
The institute will be conducted by the Manpower Employment and Training Bureau under the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment. The students of the Institute will be able to make a significant contribution to Bangladesh's emerging shipbuilding industry and increasing foreign remittances after completing studies at a very low cost.
Chittagong District Employment and Manpower Office sources said it will be constructed under a project taken to set up 40 technical training centers in 40 upazilas and one Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) in Chittagong. The cost for the project has been estimated at Tk1,667.7 crore. Chittagong district administration has already acquired 2.5 acres of land in city's Bakalia area and formally handed over to the Chittagong District Employment and Manpower Office on August 25 last.(READ MORE)