4:42 pm - Tuesday January 18, 9516

DFID Secretary Lowcock in city

The UK permanent secretary for the Department for International Development (DFID), Mark Lowcock, has arrived in Dhaka on Sunday, to check the progress of UK aid’s contribution to growth and poverty reduction in order to help the people of Bangladesh.

DFID-Perm-SecThis is Mark Lowcock’s second visit to Bangladesh with the last time being in 2011.

During his stay Mark will meet a variety of people which includes senior government officials, partners, beneficiaries, youth leaders and members of the international and business communities to share views on the development agenda. He will also discuss how UK aid can help Bangladesh reduce poverty and achieve its ambition to become a middle-income country.

During his visit, Lowcock will meet with young girls and women who have set up their businesses and acquired new vocational skills with the help of UK aid programmes.

The UK government is the largest bilateral donor of Bangladesh with an aid programme directly helping millions of the poorest people in the country.

– Ittefaq Report