On 17 September a Bangladesh Country Platform Meeting will be held in The Hague. Make sure to attend if you want to stay up-to-date on the Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) and business opportunities in Bangladesh.
Date: 17 September 2019 Time: 14:30 – 17:30 (followed by a networking session) Location:The Hague Conference Centre (previously known as New Babylon Meeting Centre) Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 DA The Hague - Meeting Room 2.3
The meeting will cover the latest updates on the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP) and opportunities in Bangladesh. The Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Belal, will share his views on the cooperation with the Netherlands on the BDP. From the Dutch Embassy in Dhaka, the thematic expert Peter de Vries will also attend.
Bangladesh Delta Plan
In September 2018, the Bangladesh Delta Plan, which was developed in cooperation with the Netherlands, was approved by the Bangladesh Government. The Bangladesh Government is planning to spend USD 37.5 billion by 2031 on implementing the Bangladesh Delta Plan. The Dutch water sector has had a presence in various projects and initiatives in Bangladesh. A consortium led by Twynstra Gudde is working with Bangladesh and providing technical support to the delta plan. Bangladesh and the Netherlands recently signed the Joint Cooperation Programme that aims to develop long term knowledge sharing and capacity building in integrated water resources management, integrated coastal zone management, flood and drought management, urban water management and adaptive planning.
The Bangladesh Country Platform Meeting is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and RVO in the framework of the Partners for Water programme.