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Belize signs agreement with India for India-Belize Centre of Engineering

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017. 4:20 pm CST.

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017. 4:18 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Government of the Republic of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the India-Belize Centre of Engineering (IBCE).

According to a release from GOB, the signing was done in an effort to enhance the potential for cooperation between the two countries in the field of technical education and skill development.

The MOU seeks to upgrade and modernize the existing workshops at the Department of Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Belize, to provide vocational training in the fields approved by the countries to the youth of Belize.

“The MOU will also foster cooperation in creating an environment that is conducive to the smooth functioning of the IBCE and reviewing and monitoring its performance to ensure its successful establishment, operation and sustainability, the release states.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington signed the agreement on behalf of GOB, and on behalf of the Government of India was the High Commission of India to Belize His Excellency Muktesh K. Pardeshi.

Speaking about this MOU, Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, acknowledged the friendly relationship of over 30 years between Belize and India and recognized India’s contribution as a long-standing and trusted partner in the development of Belize.

The signing of the MOU took place at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Laing Building in Belize City.


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