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Bangladesh signs $1.0m grant aid with KOICA

December 29th, 2015 | by admin

A Record of Discussions (RD) was signed between the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Economic Relations Division (ERD) on Sunday aiming to support capacity building of Bangladesh National Museum.
Kim Jihoon, country director of KOICA Bangladesh Office, Mohammad Asif-uz-Zaman, additional secretary of ERD and Md. Mashiur Rahman, additional secretary of Ministry of Cultural Affairs signed the agreement at the ERD conference room on behalf of their respective sides.
The main purpose of the agreement is to support capacity building of Bangladesh National Museum through training and supply of conservation equipment under a three-year project titled “Conservation with Advanced Technique for Cultural Heritage (CATCH).
Under this agreement, KOICA will spend USD 1.0 million as grant aid mainly to provide local and invitational training courses, necessary equipment, books on cultural heritage conservation.
Local training courses will be conducted by Korean experts for concerned staffs of Bangladesh National Museum and Department of Archeology on metal treatment, manuscript treatment, textile treatment, museum exhibition, excavation site management and conservation, according to a news agency.

Source: The Financial Express

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