Planning minister leaves for USA

Planning Minister MA Mannan left Dhaka for USA early Wednesday on an official tour. Mannan will attend the meetings of Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) and High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to be held in New York, said a Planning Ministry press release. General Economics Division (GED) member of the Planning Commission Dr Shamsul Alam, Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Monowar Ahmed, ERD Joint Secretaries M Anwar Hossain and Dr M Rezaul Bashar Siddique are accompanying the planning minister during the visit. The planning minister is expected to return home on July 22.