Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday hoped that the overall support of World Bank to Bangladesh, including granting of loans, would be enhanced in the coming days.
The finance minister said these when a delegation of the bank’s Dhaka office, led by its outgoing country director Qimiao Fan, met him at his Economic Relations Division office in Dhaka in the afternoon.
Acting country director of the bank Robert Saum was present.
Mentioning that Bangladesh was now on good terms with the Washington-based lending agency, Mustafa Kamal also hoped that the overall support of the bank would increase in the coming years as the present World Bank team in Dhaka understood the needs of the country better.
He said that Bangladesh had now become a place of trust for foreign entrepreneurs and investors due to the ongoing investment-friendly situation and socio-economic development that had taken place in various fields alongside the growing gross domestic product.
‘Bangladesh is now a country of immense potential. Our capacity has increased and that is why all the lenders, including the World Bank, want to extend credit to Bangladesh,’ Kamal added.
Saum highly praised the economic progress of Bangladesh, women’s employment and empowerment, hoping that the existing ties between the bank and Bangladesh would be further strengthened in the future.
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