Visiting WB VP will meet senior govt officials

World Bank (WB) Vice-President for Sustainable Development Network Inger Andersen arrived in the city Wednesday on a five-day visit, said a WB press release, reports BSS.

During her visit, Andersen will meet senior government officials and the civil society to discuss Bangladesh’s development priorities and challenges, especially in relation to climate change, food security and infrastructure development.

She will visit the Padma Multipurpose Bridge site to see the ongoing work on resettlement sites.

The Padma Bridge project is expected to be presented to the World Bank’s Board by the end this month. She will also visit the Sundarbans, which is being supported through analytical work and an upcoming regional wildlife project.

Besides, Anderson will visit cyclone shelters, coastal embankments, and livelihood projects, especially involving women in the southwest coastal area affected by cyclones.

Andersen became Vice President for Sustainable Development at the WB in July, 2010. She has overall responsibilities for the organisation’s global work in agriculture, environment, infrastructure, urban, and social development, along with global public goods issues in those areas.


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