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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 1:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed two new credit guarantee facilities that will make up to $22 million available to finance factory upgrades and safety improvements in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry. This landmark partnership between USAID, Prime Bank Limited, and United Commercial Bank (UCB) will make affordable, long-term credit more available to small- and medium-sized suppliers in Bangladesh to make critical safety upgrades and structural improvements to better protect their workers and meet international standards.

The first agreement will guarantee up to $18 million in bank loans to ready-made garment factories that supply brands which are members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (the Alliance). This guarantee partnership with Prime Bank and UCB was also made possible through a financial commitment by the Alliance of one million five-hundred thousand dollars ($1.5 million) to support the guarantee.

More than 500 government officials participated at the Local Governance Conference. Participantes from Bangladesh and ten other
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 1:00am

Today the Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB) and the Bangladesh Union Parishad Forum (BUPF) brought together more than 500 local government officials at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka for the 2013 International Conference on Local Government. Over two days, conference participants from Bangladesh and ten other countries will discuss key topics for their constituencies, including decentralization, public-private partnerships, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and gender equality. The US Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), provided technical and financial support for the conference.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 1:30am

U.S. Ambassador Dan Mozena visited the Sustainable Rice Seed Production project funded by the U.S. Government’s premier development agency United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today, February 11. Currently Ambassador Mozena is travelling in Jessore-Khulna region. This USG funded Project currently operates in 20 southern districts covering all 124 Upazilas. The U.S. government through USAID/Bangladesh promotes new high-yielding and stress tolerant (Saline, draught, flood resistant) rice varieties to ensure food security under both normal and adverse climatic conditions such as flood, drought and salinity.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:30am

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W. Mozena and the State Minister for Youth and Sports, Md. Ahad Ali Sarkar jointly inaugurated USAID’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) in the Edward M. Kennedy center today. This newly launched five year program will prepare approximately 24,000 community leaders and Bangladeshi youth in 16 districts to become advocates for alleviating poverty, creating jobs, and protecting the environment.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:30am

Today, the United States, through USAID, launched the newest phase of its largest investment in Bangladesh, the NGO Health Services Delivery Project. The four-year $55 million project will continue to provide basic health services through Smiling Sun clinics in underserved areas in Bangladesh.


Last updated: November 06, 2015

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