The delegation remarked that their interest stems from AIT’s work in
food security and climate change, and on possible collaboration. While
northern Bangladesh is suffering from drought, the southern part of the
country is suffering from salinity, the delegation said, adding that
this poses a significant challenge to food security in the country.
They also showed keen interest in AIT’s training programs, especially
in irrigation and water engineering and management.
Welcoming the delegation Dr. Amararatne Yakupitiyage, Associate Dean,
School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) elaborated on
the research and educational activities at AIT. Dr. Mokbul Morshed
Ahmad and Dr. Wenresti Gallardo, both of SERD; and Mr. Tenzin Rabgyal,
Senior Program Officer, External Relations and Communications Office
(ERCO) joined the discussions. Later the delegates visited Water
Engineering and Management (WEM) laboratory.
The delegation also included Md. Saifur Rahman, Assistant Chief,
Ministry of Agriculture; S.M.Shahidul Alam, Executive Engineer; A.K.M
Jahangir Alam Sarker; Executive Engineer and Mohammad Sazzad Hossain
Bhuiyan, Executive Engineer.