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'Bangladesh makes fantastic improvement to education'

DHAKA, April 13, 2017 (BSS)- United Kingdom's Minister of State at the Department for International Development(DFID) Rt Hon Lord Bates has said Bangladesh has made fantastic improvements to education with UK support.

"I was extremely pleased to visit Bangladesh on my first tour as a DFID Minister. Bangladesh is one of the great development success stories in Asia and shows us how well aid can help transform a country," he made the comment during his visit to Bangladesh.

Lord Bates concluded his three-day visit to Bangladesh, a press release said today.

During his stay, he visited UK supported projects in Dhaka and Savar, including two Government-run primary schools and a BRAC-run pre-primary school, to see first-hand how UK aid is making a difference to people's lives.

He also visited a teacher resource centre, where he met head teachers undertaking leadership training.

A discussion on primary education was held at DFID offices with representatives from relevant government ministries, donors and NGOs.

The Minister also met with UN and NGO partners to discuss humanitarian issues (including Rohingya refugees), and disaster preparedness and response in Bangladesh.