World Bank Group president arrives this evening

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:10, Oct 15,2016 | Updated: 17:36, Oct 16,2016

World Bank Group president, Jim Yong Kim

World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim. — Reuters file photo

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim will arrive in Dhaka on Sunday on a two-day visit.

During the visit, Kim will join a public event to mark the End Poverty Day to celebrate Bangladesh's achievements in lifting more than 20 million people out of poverty in less than two decades with its strong economic performance, innovative work with the poor, job creation by the private sector, consistent investment in human development, and effective disaster management, said a press release of the World Bank.  

‘Bangladesh has had remarkable success in cutting the number of people living in poverty by almost half and its innovations are well known - many countries have learned from them,’ it quoted Kim.

‘I am eager to hear how the World Bank Group can work with Bangladesh to promote private sector investment by strengthening governance and improving the investment climate. There is also much to do by increasing investment in infrastructure, human development, and climate change,’ the WBG head added.

During his visit, Kim will meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and other senior government officials to discuss various issues including the country's development progress and scopes to deepen the WB's engagement.

He will also meet civil society representatives and private sector leaders, and visit several WB-supported project areas.

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