Japan allocates a generous funding of 500 million yen towards the implementation of the 4th Primary Education Development Programme

Tokyo continues its steadfast support for Bangladesh’s education sector with an additional grant aid of 500 million yen for the Fourth Primary Education Development Programme. In an official press release, it was announced that the Exchange of Notes formalizing the agreement was signed by Ambassador IWAMA Kiminori of Japan to Bangladesh and Sharifa Khan, secretary of the Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance.

To solidify their commitment to the successful implementation of the programme, ICHIGUCHI Tomohide, chief representative of JICA Bangladesh Office, and Sharifa Khan also signed a relevant Grant Agreement.

During the signing ceremony, Ambassador IWAMA expressed the significance of prioritizing the enhancement of the education system in Bangladesh as the nation aspires to become a developed country by 2041. He emphasized the crucial role played by the Fourth Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP4) in developing human resources and ensuring the sustainable future of Bangladesh. Japan reaffirmed its commitment to supporting all levels of education in the country.

This grant aid is part of Japan’s total contribution of 2 billion yen dedicated to PEDP4. The funds will provide crucial financial support for various initiatives aimed at achieving the goals outlined in the programme, as stated in the press release.

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