Dhaka – Bangladesh will sing an agreement with Japan of 2.5 billion dollars development assistance during Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s next visit to the East Asian country.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi disclosed this while making a courtesy call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence on Monday, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Izumi said the 41th Official Development Assistance, as per agreement, will be 35 per cent higher than that of the last year. The Japanese envoy expressed firm commitment to continue cooperation for the economic development of Bangladesh.
It will work for the improvement of Matharbari Power Plant Project in Maheshkhali Upazila of Cox’s Bazar District in south-eastern Bangladesh, he said
Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the reporters after the meeting.
The envoy said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eagerly waiting to receive his Bangladeshi counterpart in Japan while the premier also expressed her desire to meet the Japanese prime minister.
Izumi said that the next five years will be very much important for Bangladesh and the economy of the country will take off for further development.
Prime Minister Hasina said, Japan is a great friend of Bangladesh. She recalled the contribution of Japan in the economic development of the country.
Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman, Principal Coordinator on SDG Affairs of Prime Minister’s office Md Abul Kalam Azad and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present during the call on.