A new ‘Mobile Laboratory’ project with financial assistance from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was inaugurated in the capital on Wednesday seeking to popularize science education in Bangladesh.
State Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman, Professor Emeritus Jin Jungil from Korea University, South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Lee Yun-young, DU VC Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, and teachers and students of Dhaka University attended the ceremony held at the DU campus.
The project, a joint effort by the KOICA, Dhaka University and the Hanyang University of the Republic of Korea, aims at enhancing the capacity of Bangladeshi science teachers and popularizing science education in Bangladesh through ‘Mobile Science Museum’ which can contribute to socio-economic development of Bangladesh in the future.
In particular, ‘Mobile Science Museum’ which is going to visit the selected schools with lab equipments is a very innovative approach to promote their interest in science - the most important key toward the innovation and prosperity of a country, said a KOICA media release on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the South Korean Ambassador said the Seoul government always recognizes Bangladesh as one of the top priority countries in the region.
He also mentioned that Bangladesh and Republic of Korea have enjoyed a friendly relationship ever since their diplomatic tie in 1973. “And this year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Korea-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations.”
The Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University hailed the long friendship between KOICA and DU and acknowledged KOICA’s contribution.
State Minister Yeafesh Osman expressed his sincere and heartfelt thanks to KOICA, the Hanyang University and the University of Dhaka for the inauguration of ‘Mobile Laboratory’.
He said this is a wonderful example of friendship between Republic of Korea and Bangladesh and expressed gratitude to the ROK government for their continuous help to develop this country, especially in the field of modern technology to make a digital Bangladesh.