In order to raise the educational standards and develop skills of the young population, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project which entails setting up of 23 polytechnic institutes in various districts in Bangladesh. The project was approved during a weekly meeting on Tuesday at NEC conference room.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the Technical and Madrasah Education Division will implement the ‘Establishment of Polytechnic Institutes in 23 Districts Project’ by June 2021 with an estimated cost of Tk 36.91 billion. He said the polytechnic institutes will be set up in the 23 districts where there is no government polytechnic institute now. Mustafa Kamal said there are now 49 polytechnic institutes, including four exclusively for women, across the country.