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ITEC Day Celebrated

Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Consulate General of India recently celebrated “ITEC Day 2016” at the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisation (HUFO) Hall.
Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme was initiated in 1964 with the aims “sharing the Indian developmental experience and expertise acquired in its own quest for growth as a proud Independent nation” with other developing nations.

Full Diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam were established on January 7, 1972. The first Vietnamese candidates under ITEC programme went to India in the Seventies itself. Over the years, hundreds of ITEC scholarships have been availed by Vietnamese scholars. Currently, there are 150 ITEC scholarships available  for Vietnam (50 administered by the Consulate), which cover a diverse spectrum of courses from IT to rural development, parliamentary practices to entrepreneurship, marine to aeronautical engineering and so on.

Consul General of India Mrs Smita Pant addressed the gathering and highlighted India’s commitment to overall development partnership with Vietnam. She said that India’s commitments under ITEC programme, which is fully funded by the government of India providing return air-fares, boarding and stipend monthly, have contributed to the capacity development in the areas including information technology, financial management, English proficiency, remote-sensing, rural development, environment and renewable energy. Our bilateral relationship will thus continue to flourish in all the time to come. She cited Cuu Long Rice Research Centre and SOFRI as great examples of cooperation in capacity building in the Mekong Delta.

Phan Dong - Viet Hung

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