Qatar to provide $1.27m to support education sector in Bangladesh

Qatar to provide $1.27m to support education sector in Bangladesh By Mohamed Suhaib - March 09, 2023
A classroom in Bangladesh

A classroom in Bangladesh

Qatar will provide 1.27 million US dollars to Bangladesh to support the country’s education sector through expanding opportunities for 0.65 million out of school children at primary level.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh and Qatar was signed in under the project Education Above All Foundation during the sidelines event of the UNLDC5 conference in Doha on Tuesday, a foreign ministry press release said on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen and Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) Director General Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari inked the deal on behalf their respective sides at a hall of the Qatar National Conference Center, reports BSS. 

The foreign minister was delegated to sign the contract on behalf of the Bangladesh’s Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, the implementing body to utilise the fund.

Education Above All is an outreach programme conducted in some countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia under the QFFD having an annual budget of 600 million dollars. 

The signing of the MoU is considered a milestone to access finance to Qatar development fund, said the foreign ministry.

Qatar government aims to provide this assistance to the LDCs to fullfil their SDGs-2030 as part of its commitment to international cooperation under the Qatar national vision 2030, it added.

Source: The Financial Express

By Mohamed Suhaib - March 09, 2023

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