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$180m USAID program for food security

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat today announced that the USAID will launch a new $180 million five-year phase of its Food for Peace (FFP) program this year to face food insecurity of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bangladesh. She made the announcement at a function - USAID Food for Peace Program in Bangladesh, 2010-2015: Exploring Successes and Challenges - at a city hotel, reports BSS. us AmbassadorLGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain attended the function as the chief guest while USAID Bangladesh Mission Di...

WB to help 1.1m Bangladeshi villagers to access energy

The World Bank has signed a $15 million grant agreement with Bangladesh to increase access to clean energy for targeted rural areas through output-based aid (OBA) subsidies. The grant is expected to benefit 1.1 million people living in poor, remote areas of Bangladesh currently lacking electricity from the power grid, a statement from the bank said on Saturday. The project will make clean energy affordable to low-income households without using the grid by bringing down the cost of 225,000 solar home systems and 2,500 mini-grid connections. wbThe grant will f...