Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) have jointly celebrated KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Night 2019 at hotel InterContinental in the city and vowed to work for further deepening ties between Bangladesh and South Korea.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Md Nojibur Rahman attended the function on Thursday night as the chief guest.President, KBAA and Chairman, Rupali Bank Limited Monzur Hossain MP, Secretary, Road Transport and Highways Division and Vice-President, KBAA Nazrul Islam, South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Hu Kang-il and Country Director, KOICA Bangladesh Office Joe Hyun-Gue, among others, were present.
Nojibur Rahman appreciated KOICA’s contribution and said Bangladesh can reach the developed country status by 2041.
Nazrul Islam, who attended as special guest, appreciated KOICA’s invitational fellowship programmes and mentioned Korea’s increasing role in Bangladesh’s economic growth through Korean investments and economic cooperation.
Ambassador Kang-il proudly mentioned the growing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Korea over the last 46 years. He said he strongly believes that Bangladesh can achieve similar economic progress and development as Korea through devotion.
KOICA Country Director urged to stand together towards development leaving no-one behind.
He said since KOICA’s establishment in 1991, the Korean government supported over 2,300 Government Officials through capacity building programmes in KOICA’s priority areas such as education and skill development, transportation, public health and ICT.The speakers said the association is not merely a place of unity for KOICA’s alumni but also a significant platform that bridges and strengthens ties between Bangladesh and Korea.