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Sunday, June 14, 2015, Jaishtha 31, 1422 BS, Shaban 26, 1436 Hijr

Bangladesh is progressing fast: Swiss Ambassador
Published : Sunday, 14 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 17

RAJSHAHI, June 13: Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh Christian M Fotsch on Saturday said Bangladesh is now progressing fast than any other previous time.
He said the present pace of development should be accelerated. The ambassador said development of the country should be done by own self and the foreign friends will only extend their cooperation in this regard.
The Swiss envoy said this while visiting the development activities of Taherpur Pourasava in the district today. He also exchanged views with public representatives and members of the civil society in the municipality.
Consular Urs Fluckiger, GIZ Country Director Tobios Baker, Senior Programme Officer of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Sabina Yeasmin, GIZ Team Leader Hamidul Islam Chowdhury accompanied the Swiss Ambassador during the visit.
Mr Fotsch said that SDC has a substantial programme in Bangladesh with an aim to achieve an effective and sustainable poverty reduction in this country.
During the last few years' works, SDC felt that Bangladesh made huge progress in the previous few decades, notably in population control, food security, child mortality, malnutrition and access to education. However, poverty reduction remained a major challenge, he mentioned.
Pourasava Chairman Abul Kalam Azad gave an overview of the municipality's development activities narrating its existing problems before the visiting envoy.    ? BSS

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