UK provide for Tk 622 crore to Bangladesh in the education field
The United Kingdom government has announced a grant of 5.54 million to Bangladesh in response to the Covid19 epidemic. The minister of UK, who is visiting Dhaka, said the money would be spent on two projects in the education sector.
The British High commission in Dhaka said in a press release that under the project ‘Educate the Most Disadvantaged Children’, arrangements will be made for the education of out-of school children in remote areas. Girls and students with disabilities will get priority in this case. The project aims to reach 3 lakh 80 thousand children. The UK government will work with the Deputy Formal Education Bureau to bring back dropouts.
On the other hand, technical assistance will be provided to the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education under the project titled ‘Improving the Quality of Education in Bangladesh’. The project will be implemented through UNICEF and World Bank.
The British Minister, who is on a three-day visit to Dhaka, delivered a speech at the Foreign Service Academy entitled ‘Bangladesh-UK: Partners in Progress’.
He spoke on various aspects of bilateral relations, including assistance in education, climate change, trade, investment and the Rohingya refugee crisis. He said Bangladesh has done a noble and significant work by sheltering Rohingyas. The long-term Rohingya crisis has created an unsafe environment in the Cox’s Bazar area.
“The United Kingdom stands with you in urgently seeking a solution to this humanitarian crisis.”
He said the ultimate solution to the crisis lay in ensuring the political response to the return of the Rohingya and ensuring accountability for the use of force against them. I assure you that the United Kingdom will do everything necessary to ensure that the United Nations is committed to this. However, we are not getting along with other countries in this regard.