World Bank MD Anna Bjerde praises Bangladesh

World Bank Managing Director (Operations) Anna Bjerde

World Bank Managing Director (Operations) Anna Bjerde

World Bank Managing Director (Operations) Anna Bjerde visited Dhaka and praised Bangladesh for its commendable performance in macro and microeconomic reforms during a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhawan. The meeting took place on Sunday afternoon during her one-day official visit to the country.

Anna Bjerde, the Managing Director of the World Bank, commended Bangladesh for its significant progress in both macro and microeconomic reforms. The praise reflects the country's commitment to positive economic changes, contributing to its development.

During the meeting, Bjerde highlighted the World Bank's ongoing support for Bangladesh's reform initiatives. She assured continued cooperation, emphasizing the importance of accelerating reforms for sustained progress.

The World Bank Managing Director stressed the importance of expeditiously implementing projects financed by the institution. She emphasized that the successful implementation of these projects is crucial for Bangladesh to receive new funds from the World Bank in the future.

Bjerde called for dynamism in both the preparation and implementation phases of projects. This emphasis on agility reflects the urgency to execute projects efficiently and meet the desired outcomes.

The courtesy meeting included the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's private industry and investment advisor Salman Fazlur Rahman, Chief Secretary Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, and Secretary of Economic Relations Shahriar Kader Siddiky.

World Bank Managing Director Anna Bjerde's positive assessment of Bangladesh's reform efforts is a testament to the country's commitment to economic improvement. The continued support and cooperation from the World Bank underscore the importance of effective implementation of projects to sustain and further enhance the economic progress of Bangladesh. The call for dynamism in project execution emphasizes the urgency of taking swift actions to ensure the success of reforms and future financial support from the World Bank.


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