Speed up project works to turn BD into rich nation
Published : Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 47
Bangladesh's graduation into a developed nation by the year 2041 largely depends on appropriate implementation of the mammoth development programmes undertaken by the government which can be achieved with sincere and coordinated efforts of all concerned.
Though the national budget is increasing gradually to mobilize huge development funds, the capacity of the government officials and the project implementing agencies is not yet satisfactory for which the rate and the quality of ADP schemes is not fully satisfactory.
Abul Mansur Md. Faizullah, ndc, Secretary, Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), Planning Ministry made this observation while speaking at a workshop as the chief guest at Circuit House in Khulna on Sunday.
The workshop was organised to gather ideas and recommendations from all stakeholders on institutionalizing Government-Tenderers' Forum (GTF) - a platform of procuring entities and tenderers to exchange views, ideas and experiences on procurement including e-GP.
At the workshop, speakers emphasized that GTF would helpestablish sustainable public procurement system in the country and for making the forums sustainable and more effective a central body like Bangladesh Government-Tenderers' Forum (BGTF) needs to be established.
Md. Ali Noor, Director General (Additional Secretary), the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) under the IMED, Ministry of Planning, Nishchint Kumar Poddar, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Khulna, and Shish Haider Chowdhury, Director (Training and Coordination), CPTU, IMED delivered speeches as special guests. Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Local Government, Khulna, presided over the workshop.