WB chief Jim Yong Kim to visit Dhaka on Oct 17

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Published: 18:30, Oct 01,2016 | Updated: 18:52, Oct 01,2016

 
 

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. -- AFP photo

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on October 17 to have a glimpse of the Bangladesh's success in poverty alleviation.

‘The WB chief is coming to Dhaka on October 17 but the itinerary of his visit is yet to be finalized,’ communication officer of the WB's Dhaka office Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub told BSS.

The WB chief is amazed by Bangladesh's success in achieving MDGs and meeting poverty alleviation targets. So, he has planned to visit Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Day on Poverty Alleviation on October 17, according to the WB.

‘Bangladesh has made remarkable success in achieving MDGs and meeting poverty alleviation targets. Not only in the South Asia, Bangladesh is now an example in the developing world for its success in human development index especially in reducing child and maternal mortality rates. The WB chief is coming to see these achievements of Bangladesh,’ said Mehrin.

A US citizen of South Korean origin Jim became the president of the World Bank on July 1, 2012.

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