NSDA working to formulate nat'l action plan
National Skills Development Authority (NSDA) is working to formulate the national action plan for reducing the skills gap of the country's people aimed at boosting economic growth.
In this regard, NSDA on Sunday organised a daylong workshop, titled 'Formulating the National Action Plan for Skills Development' at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the city.
Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman inaugurated the workshop as the chief guest while Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Md Nojibur Rahman and Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Md Selim Reza attended the inaugural session as special guests.
Executive Chairman (Secretary) of the NSDA Md Faruque Hossain chaired the programme.
Salman F Rahman said Bangladesh should utilise the demographic dividend through raising skills of its large manpower where the majority of the population is young.
He said the present government, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has undertaken a number of initiatives for boosting the economic growth and formation of NSDA.
Rahman mentioned that the government is giving the highest priority to ICT after RMG for mobilizing higher income as remittance as well as boost domestic industry and for this union growth centres have been established bringing 6,000 union parishads under the optical fiber network, which is the highest among countries around the globe.