Britain to give Bangladesh $350 mn aid

The British fund will aid the Bangladesh government`s Third Primary Education Development Programme.

Dhaka: Britain will provide GBP 230 million (over USD 350 million) to Bangladesh for improving quality of primary education and health sector over a period of next five years, Xinhua reported.
The fund will aid the government`s Third Primary Education Development Programme to improve the quality of education of 16.5 million children, recruit and train 35,000 new teachers, and construct 30,000 new classrooms.
Visiting British Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell announced this on Sunday, news agency reported citing a media statement from the British High Commission in Dhaka.


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