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The Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are jointly conducting 'the METI Global Internship Program for FY 2014', entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry' of Japan (METI).
The Program aims to develop human resources that can serve as a bridge for strengthening economic cooperation and developing business ties between Japan and host countries. To that end, this internship program dispatches young and promising Japanese people to governments, government agencies, industrial organizations, local companies, and Japanese companies overseas, in developing countries. DCCI takes the Program as an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations through the creation of networks with Japanese companies, the acquisition of knowhow and knowledge on Japanese business customs and attitudes, and the revitalization of the companies/organizations themselves as they guide and interact with interns.
The NTF III Bangladesh project is part of the Netherlands Trust Fund phase III program and builds on the achievements of the project deployed in Bangladesh under the previous Netherlands Trust Fund phase II (NTF 11) program (NTF II Bangladesh project), which took place between October 2010 and June 2013.
The NTF III Project will continue to strengthen institutional marketing capacities, including the B2B capacity of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) and both on and offline and working with foreign trade representatives. NTF III Project Bangladesh has already recruited 40 companies in selected growth segments of the IT & ITES industry, such as mobile, web and image processing among other areas. The NTF III Bangladesh project aims to increase the income of Bangladeshi IT & ITES exporters by enhancing the competitiveness of the sector, ultimately contributing to sustainable economic development. In order to achieve this objective, the project will focus on strengthening the portfolio of services of the partner, Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), with a view to ensure the sustainability of the interventions.
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) have joined hands to establish Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) as a legal entity. BUILD is a platform for Public Private Dialogue (PPD) that assists in the development of Bangladesh's private sector by addressing investment climate constraints. Since its inception in October 2011, BUILD has been working proactively with the private sector and government of Bangladesh to carry out research on policies, practices and regulations affecting businesses in Bangladesh with the objective of developing recommendations for their reform.
BUILD is now registered under the Trust Act for the purpose of carrying out its activities according to the Deed of Trust signed on November 3, 2013.