Ctg Gets Marine Technology Institute for First Time

 Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) logo || Photo: Collected

Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) logo || Photo: Collected

The Institute of Marine Technology (IMT) is going to be established for the first time in Chattogram to develop skilled manpower for shipbuilding industry.

All are set to construct IMT on the bank of Karnafuli River, adjacent to Kalpalok residential area at Bakalia Thana 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 lower cost.

Chattogram 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 Chattogram.

The cost for the project has been estimated at Tk 1,667.7 crore.

Chattogram district administration has already acquired 2.5 acres of land in city's Bakalia area and formally handed over to the Chattogram District
Employment and Manpower Office on August 25 last.

The Department of Housing and Public Works will start construction work on the acquired land soon.

Sources also said such an institute was set up in the area adjacent to Bandar Thana on the east bank of Shitalakshya River in Narayanganj. Its name is Bangladesh Institute of Marine Technology (BIMT).

BIMT started its journey on 10 acres of land in 1958 with nearly 2250 students currently studying.

It is a government engineering institute, offering a four-year Engineering Diploma in Marine and Shipbuilding Technology.

BIMT also offers four separate courses in the engineering department.

Manpower Employment and Training Bureau of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment conducted and regulated it. (BSS)

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