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UNDP regional director Xu due Saturday

UNDP regional director Xu due Saturday

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional director Xu arrives here on a five-day visit starting Saturday.
During his visit which is part of a multiple-country one, Xu will observe the success of UNDP’s initiative to reduce urban poverty, disaster management work as well as the community-led climate change adaptation work in Hatia.He will have dialogue with senior ministers and key dignitaries of Bangladesh to discuss wide-ranging issues of economic growth, importance of innovation and country’s resilience.
The official, appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2013, will also observe health education initiatives in Chittagong Hill Tracts region, said an official on Tuesday.
Previously, Xu was Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in New York since 2010.
Before joining the UN, he was a computer-aided design engineer with Louis Berger International Inc. in New Jersey and an assistant lecturer at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Xu, a Chinese national, holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, and a Masters’ of Science in Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology (USA).-UNB