Japan has consistently made efforts to promote quality education in Bangladesh since the country’s independence in 1971 Bangladesh and Japan on Monday signed an exchange of notes and grant agreement on the ‘Japanese Grant Aid for the Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4). Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance Fatima Yasmin and Chief Representative, JICA Bangladesh office Hayakawa Yuho signed the documents for over JPY 500 million or $5 million.
Ambassador Naoki said Japan has consistently made efforts to promote quality education in Bangladesh since the country’s independence in 1971. Also Read – Japan to give $329 million to Bangladesh to combat Covid-19 He said:Higher education is important, but for the development of the country, it is essential to extend cooperation at every level of education. Above all, education is the only way for children born into poor families to overcome poverty and empower themselves. Japan will continue its strong involvement in primary education, he added. Also Read – Japan to provide US $32.5m for Rohingyas, host communities Secretary Fatima Yasmin said Japan’s cooperation covers a wide range of fields, from infrastructure to education.
Education, in particular, is an investment for the future, and Japan has always been willing to cooperate and provide assistance for the future of Bangladesh. We are very grateful to Japan. I would like to ask for Japan’s continued cooperation in primary education, she added. PEDP is a national development strategic program for primary education in Bangladesh. Japan has been supporting PEDP in cooperation with other development partners since 2011 under the Sector Wide Approaches (SWAPs).
The atrocity of the atomic bomb and even Sadako Sasaki’s paper cranes are in the textbooks for elementary schools. Ambassador Ito said he knew that many Bangladeshi people commemorated the tragedies promote quality education of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 as Hiroshima Day.
That compassion the citizens of Bangladesh have shown to the tragedies in Japan means a lot to us. Thus, this `Hiroshima Day in Bangladesh is significant for our long-standing friendship and partnership.
The ambassador said: Today, I reverently express my sincere condolences to the souls of the great number of atomic bomb victims. As the only country that has experienced the horror of nuclear weapons, Japan has the mission to work closely with other countries and citizens toward realizing a world free of nuclear weapons.