Dhaka, Jan. 21 -- The government may request more assistance during World Bank Managing Director Axel van Trotsenburg's tour as he arrives today to join golden-jubilee celebration of development cooperation with Bangladesh, officials said.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and the WB Managing Director (operations) will take part in the '50 years of WB-Bangladesh partnership' celebration programme in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.

Apart from joining the celebration ceremony, Mr van Trotsenburg, a Dutch-Austrian national, will visit some of WB-funded projects in Dhaka and Cox's Bazar during his three-day official visit to Bangladesh, Economic Relations Division (ERD) officials said Friday.

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