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25 June, 2009



Six New Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

And One Senior Volunteer have arrived


On June 23, 2009, six new Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) and one Senior Volunteer (SV) arrived in Bangladesh in order to extend cooperation in different sectors such as infection control, primary education, machine tools and karate. They will work in the public organizations of Bangladesh or NGOs for the next two years.


Since March 1973, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched JOCVs to Bangladesh in various fields such as agriculture and rural development, forestry and fisheries, processing, maintenance and management, civil engineering and construction, health and hygiene, education, culture and sports.  And in particular, this time is a milestone of that cumulative numbers comes over thousand, the total of 1005.


From 1973 to till now, 1000 JOCV have arrived in Bangladesh. At present, there are as many as 46 volunteers are engaged in various activities throughout Bangladesh and all of them can speak Bengali language.


The new JOCV members called on Ambassador of Japan H. E. Mr. Masayuki Inoue on June 25, 2009 at the Chancery. Ambassador Inoue observed: “I wish you to fully demonstrate your talents and skills for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh”.
















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