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Koica celebrates Korea-Bangladesh ties by planting trees

Published : 03 Mar 2023 01:53 AM

To mark the historic 50th bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Republic of Korea, KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) in collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) held a Tree Plantation event at Dhaka’s Shahid Dr. Fazle Rabbi Park, Gulshan 1 on Thursday.

KBAA is a platform that bridges the gap between the two countries and deepens the existing friendly relations.

The total number of KOICA alumni, government officials of Bangladesh who participated in KOICA funded training programs, has reached more than 2,600 this year, which is clear reflection of the multi-sectoral links that have been established between Korea and Bangladesh over decades.

As a part of the voluntary program for social responsibility to increase the consciousness of environmental protection, about 85 trees were planted in the rain garden zone of the up-and-coming park located in the prime area of Gulshan 1. 

Md. Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation, Lee Jang-keun, Ambassador of Korea to Bangladesh, Nasima Begum, Member (Secretary), Planning Commission and President, KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association, Kim Taeyoung, Country Director, KOICA Bangladesh Office, MasumaAkter, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Yu Yong oh, President, Korean Community, Jahangir Saadat, President, Korean Export Processing Zone, among other members of Government of Bangladesh attended the programme.

The Ambassador hoped that the meaningful event will commemorate the friendly ties between the friendly nations and deliver a message about the importance of protecting the environment crucial for our planet.

KBAA in line with KOICA’s core values of 5Ps- People, Peace, Prosperity Planet, Partnership will continue to focus on eco-friendly activities aligned with Korea’s Green New Deal agenda and hopes that the plantation will be help to elevate public awareness for environmental protection and benefit the people.