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WB EDs meet PM, assure to continue support for Bangladesh’s uplift

'We have witnessed ‘incredible development’ in Bangladesh and the country is much ahead in all social indices than other countries in South Asia'

Update : 05 Nov 2019, 01:00 AM

The visiting executive directors (EDs) of the World Bank Group have given assurance to continue their support for Bangladesh’s uplift.

“We have witnessed ‘incredible development’ in Bangladesh and the country is much ahead in all social indices than other countries in South Asia,” a World Bank ED said while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Monday, reports BSS.

They said, Bangladesh progressed incredibly in its developments in the last 10 years.

Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters, after the meeting.

The World Bank Group executive directors praised the Bangladesh government for implementing its development policies properly as well as the projects funded by the leading lending agency.

“They also lauded the role of the premier and her government in flourishing the private sector,” the press secretary said.

While talking on the Rohingya issue, they said they are highly pleased to see that the local people of Cox’s Bazar opened the door to accommodate and help the forcibly displaced Rohingyas.

In this connection, they informed Sheikh Hasina that they have visited Cox’s Bazar to see for themselves the condition of the Rohingyas.

They also said the World Bank will provide all sorts of support for the Rohingyas.

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