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April 2020

World Bank Support for Local Communities in Bangladesh

This money will primarily be used for health services, response to gender-based violence, social protection, basic services and infrastructure. Financing (USD 100 million) was granted to the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project that scales up access to energy, water, sanitation and disaster-resilient infrastructures for the Rohingya and the surrounding communities. To increase access to clean electricity, the project will support renewable energy systems using solar photovoltaic nano-grid and will install around 4,000 solar street lights, 975 lightning protection systems and build 250 km of climate resilient roads. It will support government agencies to strengthen institutional systems and capacities to plan, coordinate and respond to crisis situations.

Source: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/03/31/world-bank-provides-bangladesh-350-million-grant-for-local-communities-and-rohingya-in-coxs-bazar