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KOICA completes nursing school in Bangladesh

2018/05/14 16:18

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SEOUL, May 14 (Yonhap) -- The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a state-run overseas aid agency, said Monday that it recently completed the construction of a graduate school that provides free nursing education in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

The school, the first of its kind in the South Asian nation, held its opening ceremony on Saturday, the International Nurses Day honoring the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attending.

Hasina expressed thanks to KOICA and Seoul-based Yonsei University, and vowed persistent attention to the school so that it can play a leading role in developing the country's nursing field.

The seven-story school was completed after five years of work by putting up some US$14 million at the request of the prime minister, who, during a visit to Seoul in May 2010, asked the South Korean government to help her country nurture nursing resources.

Yonsei has also extended training programs to raise the expertise of scores of Bangladeshi nursing professors.

An opening ceremony for a KOICA-built nursing school is held in Dhaka on May 12, 2018, in this photo provided by KOICA. (Yonhap) An opening ceremony for a KOICA-built nursing school is held in Dhaka on May 12, 2018, in this photo provided by KOICA. (Yonhap)

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