- The 56th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) day was observed by the High Commission of India in Dhaka.
- Over 4000 young Bangladeshi professionals have benefitted from various ITEC programmes since 2007.
- These training programmes provide an opportunity to share best practises which benefit both the countries.
- Instituted in 1964, ITEC is a flagship programme of the Government of India to provide development assistance to developing countries across the globe.
- More than 10 thousand training slots are offered every year to more than 160 partner countries for training courses in various areas like Accounts, Audit, Management, SME, Rural Development, Parliamentary Affairs etc.
- The ITEC Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs was an earnest attempt by India to share the fruits of its socio-economic development and technological achievement with other developing countries.
The ITEC/SCAAP Programme has the following components:
i, Training (civilian and defence) in India of nominees from ITEC partner countries;
ii. Projects and project related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services;
iii. Deputation of Indian experts abroad;
iv. Study Tours;
v. Gifting/Donation of equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries; and
vi. Aid for Disaster Relief.