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Saudi, Bangladesh plan new Arabic language institute in Dhaka

News Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2024-01-25 12:44:06
Saudi, Bangladesh plan new Arabic language institute in Dhaka Bangladeshi authorities say it will benefit prospective expat workers.

Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh are working on establishing a new Arabic language institute in Dhaka, officials say, as they want it to follow the Kingdom’s teaching curriculum to help professionals prepare to work in the Middle East.

Nearly 3 million Bangladeshis live and work in Saudi Arabia. They are the largest expat group in the Kingdom and also the biggest Bangladeshi community outside Bangladesh.

Under the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, even more of them are likely to find employment in Saudi Arabia, especially if they are skilled professionals.

This week, Riyadh’s Ambassador to Dhaka Essa Al-Duhailan discussed the establishment of the language institute catering to the growing need for Arabic training in Bangladesh.

“This will be one aspect of the many areas of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. This morning, I was honored to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and we discussed the issue of the Arabic language institution,” the ambassador told Arab News.

“We know now that many Bangladeshis are taking courses in Arabic language in some colleges here in Bangladesh, or in Saudi Arabia, or maybe other Arab countries, but if you have this institution, it will be a milestone, a backbone for Arabic language speakers here in Bangladesh.”

The ambassador said the institute would be a “gift from the government of Saudi Arabia.” He discussed the Arabic institute and teaching program with Bangladesh’s Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Abdul Hamid Zamadder.

“Discussions are ongoing on the establishment of the Saudi-funded Arabic language institute in Dhaka. We are trying to find a suitable location,” Zamadder told Arab News.

He believed it would benefit prospective expat workers, who need to shore up their skills as Saudi Arabia is prioritizing efforts to improve the professional competence of employees in its labor market.

“The Kingdom will help us prepare the curriculum for the institute … It will be an institute that will focus mainly on Arabic language training and research,” he said.

“After obtaining a certificate from this institute, our migrant workers will find better job opportunities in the Kingdom … The institute will be a great help.”

Source: Arab News 

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