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Bangladesh progressing fast to be poverty-free, digital: experts

DHAKA, Jan 14, 2017 (BSS) - Experts at a meeting in the city today said Bangladesh is progressing fast to upgrade as digital country free from hunger and poverty.

They observed that Palli Darindra Bimochan Foundation (PDBF) is playing an important role to increase resources and skills of the people by 2021 as part of the pledge to build a hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh.

PDBF organized the exchange of opinion meeting with its field officers at Kishibid Institution auditorium in the city.

Presided over by PDFB Managing Director (acting) Madon Mohan Saha, the function was addressed by Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Secretary and PDFB Board of Governors Chairperson Dr. Proshanta Kumar Roy as chief guest.

Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Additional Secretary Anando Chandra Biswas addressed the function as special guest.

The speakers said the PDBF's poverty alleviation activities have expanded across the country.

Currently, it is implementing the government's poverty reduction programme involving 12 lakh beneficiaries through 5,000 officers and employees in 403 upazilas of 52 districts.

The PDBF is dealing with Microcredit, small entrepreneur loan, savings activities, social development, training, solar energy, ICT and other development activities, they added.

Founded in 1999 as an autonomous institution, the PDBF started its activities in 2000 among the rural poor.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)