Denmark to give US dollar 51m for sustainable dev
Denmark will provide US dollar 51 million to support the Bangladesh Country Programme (BCP), which focuses on inclusive, pro-poor and sustainable growth in the country.
Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Hanne Fugl Eskjaer and Senior Secretary of Economic Relations Division Mohammad Mejbahuddin signed an agreement in this regard yesterday, said a press release of the Danish embassy.
The BPC has overall goals of “contributing to poverty reduction, growth and sustainable development as well as promoting democracy, respect for human rights, rule of law and good governance,” it said.
It consists of three thematic programmes -- agricultural growth and employment; climate resilience and sustainable energy; and governance and rights.
The total support for the programme is US dollar 94 million. Denmark will contribute about US dollar 51 million while Bangladesh government's contribution to BCP will be equivalent to about US dollar 43 million.