All must be involved in achieving SDGs: Tajul

Published : 03 Dec 2022 09:23 PM

Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Md Tajul Islam, said that everyone's involvement is necessary to achieve the SDGs, everyone's active participation will accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. So the government wants to include people from all walks of life.

He said these things at a discussion meeting titled 'Public Hearing, National Development and Local Reality' organized by Citizen Platform Bangladesh to implement SDGs at Krishibid Institute in the capital on Saturday (03 December).

The minister said that we have to progress step by step in the long term to make permanent development in all areas including poverty, health, education. In 1996, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina built a community hospital for every 6,000 people. Community hospitals are working to provide primary care in remote areas. The local government minister said that various problems including corruption and terrorism in the country have not been solved 100%.

But the current government has many achievements. Even if there is an opportunity to criticize, the unprecedented development of this government should not be denied.

He also said that communication system is a prerequisite for economic development. Along with physical infrastructure, information technology or digital Bangladesh is done. This facility of 100% electricity has reached all the citizens. Still not even 1% of our production is coal based. Without mixed fuel it is not possible to face any adversity in the future. Therefore nuclear, coal, liquefied gas and imported gas are used to generate electricity.

Cultural personality and Member of Parliament Asaduzzaman Noor and Member of Parliament Barrister Rumin Farhana attended the event as special guests and it was presided over by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Founder Chairman of Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director of Mass Literacy Campaign, BRAC President Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, distinguished educationist Prof. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, Editor of Citizens for Good Governance (SUJAN). Badiul Alam Majumder, economist Professor Anu Muhammad, prominent dramatist Mamunur Rashid and other prominent people of the society.