The WB will revive Dhaka’s rivers

$20b project plan

News Desk :

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The World Bank will lead a $20 billion project to restore Dhaka’s five rivers.

“We see the World Bank’s imprint in countries where it has large-scale operations. Bangladesh lacks World Bank signage. It’s hard to spot the World Bank here,” Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal recalled his conversation with Hartwig Schafer, the WB’s former vice-president for South Asia. He asked Schafer to lead a landmark project in Bangladesh.

Kamal told a press briefing Sunday after meeting Schafer’s successor Martin Raiser, “Do something here so people remember the World Bank for ages.”

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