Bangladesh: Japan to provide $5m to promote primary education

DHAKA, 26 October 2021, (TON): Bangladesh and Japan yesterday signed an exchange of notes and grant agreement on the "Japanese Grant Aid for the Fourth Primary Education Development Programme.”

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki; Fatima Yasmin, secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Hayakawa Yuho, chief representative, JICA Bangladesh office, signed the documents.

Ambassador Naoki said “Japan has consistently made efforts to promote quality education in Bangladesh since the country's independence in 1971.”

He said "higher education is important, but for the development of the country, it is essential to extend cooperation at every level of education. Above all, education is the only way for children born into poor families to overcome poverty and empower themselves. Japan will continue its strong involvement in primary education.”

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