Yesterday the Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the India-Belize Centre of Engineering (IBCE).The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington signed on behalf of the Government of Belize while the High Commission of the Republic of India to Belize His Excellency Muktesh K. Pardeshi signed on behalf of the Government of the Republic of India. Pardeshi spoke of the agreement.
Muktesh Pardishi, High Commissioner of India to Belize
“It’s on a partnership basis. The University of Belize, they had what you call a vocational training institute they want to upgrade into engineering department for which they require machinery, equipment, expertise. So the University of Belize will give us the space which they have in Belmopan or Belize City so that part is from the Government of Belize; India’s responsibility is to give equipment, create the lab, bring machinery and experts to train and to set up the department so you can say it’s a beautiful example of partnership.”
The keynote address was delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber who acknowledged the friendly relationship between Belize and India for over 30 years.