Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Starting today, Nepal government has commenced a new Chinese language course for government officials of its Education Ministry. The Ministry of Education is the fourth government entity in Nepal to introduce Chinese language learning.
Prior to this, the Confucius Institute has already provided Chinese language course to officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Tourism and the Nepal Army.
Some 25 officials took part in the opening ceremony of Chinese language course organized by the Chinese Embassy in Nepal.
They will be receiving 80-hour-long basic course under the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University, starting from Monday.
“Nepal has a lot to learn from China in the sectors like technology, education system, culture, trade and tourism. Learning about these areas is possible only through language, so we felt it’s necessary to train our officials first for knowledge and technology transfer,” Hari Prasad Bashyal, joint secretary at the Ministry of Education told Xinhua.