US keen to work on public health in city corporations, municipalities: Tazul


DHAKA, Feb 4, 2021 (BSS) – Local Government, Rural Development and
Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam today said that the USA has
expressed keenness to work in public health sector in city corporation
and municipality areas in Bangladesh.

The USA has expressed its eagerness to work in Bangladesh’s public
health sector in the City Corporation and municipality areas under
their Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said a press

Tazul came up with the statement after holding a meeting with US
Ambassador Earl R Miller at his ministry office at the Secretariat

Welcoming the interest of USA, the minister told reporters that the
programme has been launched in various European countries, including
Singapore and the Philippines apart from the United States.

The concerned US authorities said they would work on a model or
philosophy in this regard in Bangladesh, said Tajul, adding that the
decision will be taken later after reviewing the overall aspects.

Earlier, the minister highlighted the unprecedented success of
Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina to the US Ambassador and said that due to the steps taken by
the government, Bangladesh has been able to cope with the coronavirus
pandemic much better than other countries across the globe.

He also mentioned that the largest relief operation in the history
of the country has been carried out smoothly during the Corona period
and people of all classes and professions including students, teachers
and government officials have worked together at the call of the Prime

Referring to the foreign policy of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that ‘Friendship to all, Malice to none’, he
said Bangladesh is moving forward on the path of development by
maintaining friendly relations with all the countries of the world
including neighboring countries.

The US Ambassador also lauded the timely initiatives taken by the
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led government during the COVID-19
period, including various development activities.

During the meeting, they also discussed issues of mutual interest
between the two countries.