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ADB, UNDP team up to promote hill tribes in Bangladesh

Staff Writer |
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Development Program (UNDP) signed an administrative arrangement Tuesday to promote sustainable management of community development in the Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) in the southern part of Bangladesh.

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ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash and UNDP Bangladesh Country Director Sudipto Mukerjee signed the document in Dhaka.

Under the arrangement, ADB said in a statement that it will provide 471,000 U.S. dollars to UNDP to implement the technical assistance project entitled "Sustainable Management of Community Development for Chittagong Hill Tracts."

"The technical assistance project will increase the capacity of village level institutions in planning for local development and service delivery," said Parkash.

"Building on UNDP's strong presence in the CHT region, the technical assistance project will also help sustain ADB's interventions; and promote community participation in repair, maintenance, planning, and public asset management."

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