The Australian High Commission has announced its Covid-19 Development Response Plan for Bangladesh for 2020 to 2021.
The Covid-19 Development Response Plan will guide Australia's whole-of-government response to Covid-19 in Bangladesh over the next two years, says a press release issued by Australian High Commission.
Australia will work in partnership with the Bangladesh government to ensure its Covid-19 programs remain closely aligned with key government initiatives. Australia is committed to supporting Bangladesh's longer-term development priorities, as outlined in its 8th Five Year Plan.
Fatima Yasmin, secretary of Cconomic Relations Division (ERD), said "The Government of Bangladesh is finalising the 8th Five-Year Plan where Covid-19 recovery strategy has been incorporated. We believe Australia's Covid-19 response plan for Bangladesh will be aligned with the Government's priorities".
This Covid-19 Response Plan is part of Australia's recently released development strategy, Partnerships for Recovery, which outlines how Australia will work with its partners across the globe to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia will focus on investments in long-term economic growth, underpinned by inclusive education, skills development and private sector engagement. Humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and the host community remains a priority for Australia.
The country will place a strong emphasis on protecting the most vulnerable, especially women and girls, and people with disabilities, reads the press release.