The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme was launched on 15th September, 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India. It is the flagship programme of the Indian Government's technical cooperation effort, not only because of its wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation. Being essentially bilateral in nature, ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit. It is demand-driven and response-oriented. It is focused on addressing the needs of developing countries.
ITEC is a unique programme under which the Government of India helps in imparting training under various fields as diverse as building schools in Maldives, restoration of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to farming techniques to farmers from Burkina Faso. Currently the Archeological Survey of India is engaged in the restoration of Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap under ITEC Programme.
Under the ITEC programme of Ministry of External Affairs, over 1200 Cambodian nationals have been trained from 1981 onwards. The range of courses includes English, Computer Applications, Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Rural Development, Agro Industries, Labour Administration, Audit, Finance, Banking etc. 80 civilian training slots have been allotted to Cambodia in 2015-16. Under Defence-ITEC courses, 12 slots for Army courses, 4 slots for Air Force courses and 4 slots for Navy courses have been allotted to Cambodia in 2015-16.
For more details, visit website https://www.itecgoi.in