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Japan Embassy signs grant agreement with ERD

  • Published at 08:13 pm December 10th, 2018
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Representatives of Embassy of Japan and Economic Relations Division (ERD) grant agreement signing ceremony at the ERD office in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka on Monday, December 10, 2018 Courtesy

PEDP4 aims to improve the quality of education, such as improvement of learning achievement

Embassy of Japan and Economic Relations Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance signed a grant agreement “Japanese Grant Aid for the Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4)” at the ERD office in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka on Monday.

Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi, and ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed, signed the grant agreement on behalf of the respective governments. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bangladesh Chief Representative Hitoshi Hirata was present during the signing ceremony.

PEDP4 aims to improve the quality of education, such as improvement of learning achievement with a grant assistance of Japanese Yen 500 million ($4,430,464).

Since 2000, Bangladesh has achieved impressive results toward the education for all targets. PEDP is the singular national development strategic plan for primary education in Bangladesh. Japan has been supporting PEDP in cooperation with other development partners since 2011 under the Sector Wide Approaches (SWAPs).

Under PEDP3, a number of activities have been implemented. For example, refined textbooks have been distributed to about 25 million students in primary schools. Approximately 500,000 teachers have been empowered. More than 25,000 classrooms have been constructed.