ADB chief arrives in Dhaka to review socio-economic programmes

July 22nd, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhaka, July 22 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has arrived here on a two-day visit.

Kuroda’s visit is expected to reaffirm the ADB’s strong support for the Bangladesh government’s economic and social development programmes, which have come under pressure from the global economic crisis, The Independent reports.

Kuroda will hold meetings with top government leaders and civil society representatives.

He is also expected to make a field trip to an ADB-funded project to meet some of the project beneficiaries, said a release.

ADB has a long and active presence in Bangladesh, partnering with the government on a range of poverty-alleviation and development projects.

Opened in 1982, ADB’s resident mission in Bangladesh is the first overseas country field office established by ADB.

ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration.

Established in 1966, it has 67 members, of whic 48 are from the Asia. (ANI)

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