By Maw Lin
Human resource development and high capacity of the people working in various fields of national economy are crucial factors in carrying out the development works of the country. Due to the historical background of the country, the international assistances are needed for the human resource development in Myanmar. It is a heartening news to welcome that India is enthusiastically rendering helps for human resource development of Myanmar.
India had already assisted Myanmar in setting up two Industrial Training Centers in Myingyan and Pakokku. Basing on the positive experience gained from the Industrial Training Centers of Myingyan and Pakokku, India has decided to extend their help and made a pledge to give two more industrial centers in Monywa and Thaton. The pledge is to be welcomed as it supports in boosting the industrial technology of people in Myanmar. The program to build a planetarium in Myanmar under the assistance of India is to be highly appreciated as it can help nurture scientific temper among Myanmar youth.
As two-third of the population of Myanmar has depended on the agricultural business, to promote the agricultural science and technique is seriously needed. It is to honour the India assistance for rapid progress in operationalizing the Advanced Center for Agricultural Research and Education set up at the Yezin Agricultural University and assistance given to Rice Bio park established at the Department of Agricultural Research is also an important one as Myanmar is an agricultural country.
The high-level skill in Information Technology is also essential and basic requirement for the all round development of Myanmar. The decision to extend the period of support to the Myanmar Institute of Information technology and the India-Myanmar Center for Enhancement of IT skills is also to be welcomed with great appreciation. The agreement to render regular training to Myanmar diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute, New Dehli is also a step to further strengthen the bilateral friendship between Myanmar and India. The offer to train 150 Myanmar Civil Servants in English Language at Indian training institutes every tear for a period of 5 consecutive years is also to be highly appreciated as it will boost the capacity of service personnel. It is also a welcoming program to upgrade Women’s Police Training Center at Yamethin and to open a new training center for police officers as it can promote the rule of law in Myanmar.
In conclusion, Indian assistances to Myanmar is to be welcomed and appreciated as it tremendously supports the human resource development of Myanmar.(Translated by Khin Maung Win)