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Netherlands to exchange experiences on sustainable urban development: LGRD Minister

Published : 10 Oct 2021 09:21 PM | Updated : 11 Oct 2021 01:47 PM

The Netherlands wants to share their experience in sustainable urban development in Bangladesh by tackling the adverse effects of climate change, said Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam.

The Ambassador of Netherlands to Bangladesh Anne Gerard van Leeuwen paid a courtesy call on the Minister on Sunday and informed him of the Netherland's interest.

The Minister said that the Netherlands has expressed interest in working on how to develop a sustainable city by tackling the problems that are being created in the city due to climate change.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam 

on Sunday speaks with the Ambassador of Netherlands to Bangladesh 

Anne Gerard van Leeuwen at the ministry in the capital

He further mentioned that the country has also expressed interest in working with Delta Plan to ensure safe and sustainable food for city dwellers through assessment of food product flows, development of micro water management, sewerage system in Khulna City Corporation and climate adaptation in the city. 

The Ambassador of the Netherlands highly appreciated the unprecedented development activities in various sectors of the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and assured to cooperate in all aspects including economic, social and environmental sustainable development.

Mentioning that Bangladesh has set an example of humanity in the world by providing shelter to the Rohingyas, the Ambassador expressed his firm belief that the Netherlands would stand by Bangladesh in resolving this issue.

During the meeting, they discussed in detail various issues of bilateral interests of the two countries.

LGRD Senior Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka WASA Managing Director Taksima Khan and other senior officials of the ministry were present during this time.

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