Take advantage of best knowledge of Australia: PM
10:43 AM, April 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:31 PM, April 28, 2018

Take advantage of best knowledge of Australia, PM says while addressing Bangladeshi students

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Bangladeshi students studying in Australia to take advantage of best knowledge that the country offers.

The prime minister said this while addressing the students of Western Sydney University (WSU) at its Parramatta South Campus today.

Sheikh Hasina said Australia has been a favourite destination for higher studies for Bangladeshi students. About 200 students are studying in Western Sydney University.

"As Bangladesh is going to the next stage of development through graduation from LDC; we need greater human capacity, where Australia can contribute by providing training of trainers type programme and vocational education," she said.

Vice-Chancellor and President of the university Professor Barney Glover, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

Sheikh Hasina said the WSU's present collaboration is helping strengthening capacity of Bangladesh's judiciary management and providing training program for Department of Oceanography of Dhaka University and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University.

Bangladesh, the prime minister said, is planning to develop inclusive and people centric blue economy enhancing capacity building with innovative financing, ensuring transfer of critical technology, and strengthening cross-sectoral partnerships and collaboration from Australia.

She sought technical assistance for development of marine aquaculture and exchange of teachers on Oceanography.

Sheikh Hasina said it was a great pleasure for her to visit the WSU and she is deeply touched at the establishment of a Bust of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on its campus.

The bust is rightly located in front of the Institute of Ocean Governance (ICOG) to recognise Bangabandhu's vision and pioneering role on maritime boundary demarcation through an act in the parliament in 1974, she said.

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