Dutch-Bangladesh Water Agreements Signed

Ministers Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) and Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) today signed an agreement with the Bangladesh government and the World Bank Group, on the development of a financial strategy for investments in a more sustainable protection of Bangladesh’s river delta.

The strategy enables the World Bank to make a selection and prioritization in their project portfolio, contributing to the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 as being developed with support from the Dutch government.

On the occasion the Netherlands and Bangladesh also agreed on joining forces in the field of land reclamation and port development.

The signing ceremony of the letter of intent, in the presence of minister for Water resources Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud of Bangladesh, took place in Dhaka on 16 June.