World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region Martin Raiser will arrive in Dhaka today (November 12).
During his three-day visit to the country, he will be accompanied by the incoming Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, Abdoulaye Seck.
“I am glad to be back in Bangladesh and to continue discussing with the government the important reforms that can help the country stay on the resilient and inclusive growth path and create opportunities for the people,” said Raiser.
Raiser will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, along with other senior government officials.
He will introduce Seck, who will assume the position of the World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan on January 1, 2023. They will also visit a World Bank-supported project.
"Bangladesh has an impressive record in many aspects of development, including poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and disaster-risk preparedness, and gender parity in school enrollment, to name a few, said Seck. "I look forward to working closely with the government and people of Bangladesh as the country works toward the goal of achieving upper-middle income status by 2031."