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South Korean Volunteers Arrive in Bangladesh
By Ataur Rahman
Bangladesh Correspondent
S. Korean volunteers arrive Bangladesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb 18, 2013 — South Korea has dispatched new volunteers in Bangladesh to work in the field of computer designing and language courses. According to a media release, the three volunteers will be deployed at the Bangladesh-German Technical Training Centre and Foreign Language Training Centres (FLTC) in Khulna and Rajshahi.

They will be staying in Bangladesh for the next two years.The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been bringing volunteers to Bangladesh since 1991 as part of its effort to help Bangladesh develop skills in different fields.

With the latest arrival, the number of KOICA’s long-term volunteers stood at 52, the media release said. These volunteers work in different fields including medicare, architecture, automobile, computer and IT, and social welfare.

Besides, short-time volunteers come to give the activities a boost.Korean ambassador in Dhaka Lee Yun-young welcomed them in Bangladesh and encouraged to perform their voluntary services “with devotion and in contribution to Bangladesh’s socio-economic development.” The release said, they would be given ‘local adaptation training’ for the first two months when they would learn Bangladesh’s language, culture and customs.



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Mr. Ataur Rahman serves as Bangladesh Correspondent for The Seoul Times. He eanred his Master of Commerce degree from Dhaka University in 1985. Mr. Rahman has vast journalistic rexperience including his stints at "The Daily Janata" and "The Dainik Bangla."

 

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