Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought the assistance of ADB in implementing the Delta Plan She made the request during a courtesy call on ADB Vice President (Operations-1) Shijin Chen at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban on Monday (May 9th) morning. After the meeting, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Ihsanul Karim briefed the media on the issue.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister sought the assistance of the ADB for enhancing regional cooperation, especially in the areas of communication, trade and energy. The ADB Vice President assured to stand by Bangladesh’s development efforts.
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“We have a strong relationship with Bangladesh and ADB will stand by Bangladesh,” Chen said. The country will continue to support rural and urban development. The ADB Vice President praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership in keeping the wheel of Bangladesh’s economy afloat in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.
He said, “Due to the far-sighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has kept the wheel of the country’s economy in motion amid the Covid-19 epidemic.” Shijin added that ADB expects Bangladesh to be able to achieve 7 per cent GDP growth.