Bangladesh role model of economic turn-around, says World Bank CEO

Sun Online Desk

10th July, 2019 05:13:56 printer

Bangladesh role model of economic turn-around, says World Bank CEO

Praising Bangladesh’s success in various sectors since the Liberation War, World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cristalina Gorgiova on Wednesday said Bangladesh has set an example that development is the best way to achieve the financial capability of the turning-around.

She came up with the remark while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation in a hotel in the capital.

Marshal Islands President Hilda C. Heine, former United Nations Secretary General and incumbent Global Commission on Adaptation Chairman Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were present at the function.

Ban Ki-moon and World Bank CEO Cristalina Gorgiova made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before the inaugural ceremony.

Cristalina Gorgiova said when Bangladesh achieved the independence in the year of 1971, she was a school-girl and used to dream of visiting Bangladesh since then.

“I am astonished at the economic progress of her (Bangladesh) that she has been achieving since the independence,” She added.

The World Cup CEO also highly praised Bangladesh for giving shelter to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar and taking preventive measures to fight climate change associated risks.