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Mannan seeks financial support from int’l agencies for SDGs

Published : Saturday, 20 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 686

Planning Minister MA Mannan has urged the development partners and international agencies to come up with financial and technical support to Bangladesh to fully implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to keep up the pace of socio-economic development.
Mannan said that a huge amount of fund is needed to fully implement the SDGs by 2030.
The planning minister said this while presenting the country statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) held at New York on Wednesday, said a handout.
Mannan in his speech highlighted the progress of Bangladesh towards the efforts for implementing the SDGs under the farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"On the whole, we're adopting our national development plans and thus implementing those taking alongside people from all class so that every citizen can take part in the development efforts and thus enjoy the benefits of development," he added.
Quoting the projection of the IMF and the World Bank in 2019, Mannan said Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world while the country is attaining over 7 percent growth rate on continuous basis despite global downtrend in GDP growth. He also highlighted the aspirations of Bangladesh in the Forum regarding its Vision 2021 and the Vision 2041.
Mannan said utmost effective steps are being taken to attain double digit growth by 2025 and reducing the income inequality.
He highlighted that the Awami League government has put emphasis on standard education to ensure sustainable development and constructing knowledge-based economy, education for females has been given special importance so that gender parity is achieved at primary and secondary level while the government has been implementing the 'Bangladesh Social Security Strategy' to provide improved social security to the citizens.
The planning minister said Bangladesh received inward remittance of $16.42 billion in the last fiscal year which also played an important role to strengthen the economic base of the country.
Side by side, he also mentioned the government's steps to creating investment-friendly environment, setting up countrywide 100 economic zones, expansion of ICT and youth-centric various development plans.    -BSS





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