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TITLE Opening ceremony for KRIHS-WB Municipal Capacity Building Program for Bangladesh
DATE 2015-05-07 HIT 5227

Opening ceremony for KRIHS-WB Municipal Capacity Building Program for Bangladesh

About: KRIHS-WB bilateral capacity building program for Bangladesh
Date: April 27, 2015

The Global Development Partnerhship Center(GDPC) of Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) announced the beginning of “KRIHS-WB Municipal Capacity Building Program for Banglades” at the main auditorium of KRIHS on the April 27th, 2015. The program is to share and discuss Korea’s experience and knowledge in national territorial, urban and regional development policy, water and waste water management system, and municipal finance and asset management. The delegation of total nine officials and staffs joined the program from the central government and municipalities of Bangladeshi and Senior Urban Specialist Shenhua Wang and consultants P. U. Asnani, Akram-ul Aziz, and Fen Wei from the World Bank.
The opening ceremony started at 9:30 in the morning. Managing Director K M Nurul Huda of Bangladesh Municipal Development Fund (BMDF) in the Ministry of Finance, delivered opening address in reply to the welcome remark by KRIHS Vice President Kim Dongju. Formal introduction of KRIHS and the GDPC Deputy Director Jo Jincheol followed the speeches. Current program, a part of three-year “Municipal Capacity Building Pilot Initiative,” which is composed of capacity building programs, on-the-job training, municipal twinning between Korea and Bangladeshi cities, was briefed by Ms. Shenhua Wang from the World Bank.
The weeklong program, from April 27 to May 1, is co-hosted by the World Bank and KRIHS and consisted of a series of workshops, small group discussions, plenary discussions and site visits to Seongnam city, Land and Housing Corporation’s The Green promotion center, Gangnam resource recovery facility, Joongrang water regeneration facility, Gangdong food waste recycle center and Seonyudo park. Throughout the program, they will be able to share Korea’s  development experiences.