Https, May 22 -- Bangladesh is on course to availing $250 million in loans from the World Bank this fiscal year to bring in reforms to address jobs challenges by modernising trade and investment environment, strengthening systems that protect workers and improving policies that enhance access to jobs for vulnerable populations.

The finance ministry has completed the final negotiations with the Washington-based multilateral lender on May 18, said an official requesting anonymity.

The proposal might be placed at the board of the bank on June 19 for approval, according to a document of the WB.

The proposed financing under the WB's Bangladesh Second Programmatic Jobs Development Policy Credit reflects Bangladesh's priorities as articulated...