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US ambassador: Support for rural health education to continue

Miller stated this while visiting Begenachhari Naw-Bhanga village on Thursday

Update : 07 Mar 2019, 04:13 PM

US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller has reiterated the US' commitment to continued support for  rural health education and environmental development in the hilly areas of Bangladesh.

Miller stated this to villagers, while visiting Begenachhari Naw-Bhanga village under the Barkal upazila on Thursday, on the  second day of his Rangamati tour.

The US ambassador spoke to the villagers, and inspected several socio-economic projects implemented in the region with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); including a water supply system and plantations.

The villagers urged the visiting ambassador for continued USAID support and expansion of the existing projects in the area. In response, he assured them of the US' continued support.US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller inspects the compost fertilizer plant in Begenachhari Naw-Bhanga village on March 3, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneThe locals presented gifts to the ambassador at the conclusion of his visit. 

Miller was accompanied by his wife Michelle Adelman, USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Derrick S Brown, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official Prosenjit Chakma.

Other USAID and UNDP officials were also present there. 

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