Belize City- Late December 2017, the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Government of the Republic of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the India-Belize Centre of Engineering (IBCE). The signing was done in an effort to enhance the potential for cooperation between the two countries in the field of technical education and skill development.
The MOU seeks to upgrade and modernize the existing workshops at the Department of Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Belize, to provide vocational training in the fields approved by the countries to the youth of Belize.
In addition, the MOU will also foster cooperation in creating an environment that is conducive to the smooth functioning of the IBCE and reviewing and monitoring its performance to ensure its successful establishment, operation and sustainability.
Signing on behalf of the GOB was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington, and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of India was the High Commission of the Republic of India to Belize, Muktesh K. Pardeshi.
During his keynote remarks, Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, acknowledged the friendly relationship of over 30 years between Belize and India. Hon. Faber recognized India’s contribution as a long-standing and trusted partner in the development of Belize.