Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Switzerland to spend 20m francs annually for dev projects for five yrs

 
Switzerland to spend 20m francs annually for dev projects for five yrs
 
 
Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Dora Rapold yesterday said her country would spend up to 20 million Swiss francs annually for different development projects for next five years.

"We have defined our priorities which include strengthening of the local government and spreading of education among the rural poor," she said.

"Our second priority will be rural employment and income generating activities apart from funding on micro-credit and small entrepreneur promotion," she added.

Dora was talking to The Daily Star after her visit to some projects involving indigenous groups on fisheries, sanitation and water distribution system at Tanore and Mohonpur upazilas.

"We took Rajshahi and Sunamganj as our priority region considering poverty and great potentials of the areas," she said.

Switzerland is spending about 4 million Swiss francs for 16 development projects in Rajshahi and Sunamganj under Sharique programme in cooperation with Care Bangladesh.
 
 
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