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Bangladesh is 6th quick expanding economy in Asia: MPs

Published : 07 Feb 2023 10:39 PM | Updated : 08 Feb 2023 02:15 PM

Lawmakers on Tuesday said Bangladesh is now the sixth quick expanding economic power in Asia due to befitting measures undertaken by the incumbent government. 

Bangladesh is now Asia’s sixth quick expanding power and topmost among the South Asian nations due to the befitting leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, they said while taking part in the discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President’s speech at the JatiyaSangsad here with Deputy Speaker ShamsulHaque Tuku in the chair. Taking part in the discussion,  the lawmakers highlighted different development activities in various sectors, including communication, socio-economic, education, youth and sports, and information and communication technology (ICT) under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

The President in his 168-page speech on January 5 last, on the first day of the maiden session in 2023 of the 11th parliament, focused on the country’s massive successes in different sectors.  

“As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistics, Bangladesh is now the sixth quick expanding economic power in Asia and topmost quick expanding economic power in the South Asian countries due to befitting steps taken by the government,” said Kazi Nabil Ahmed of Jashore-3.

 Even, Bangladesh is now the 35th biggest economy in the world and it will be the 24th biggest economy by 2030, said the lawmaker. 

 Regarding the education curriculum of the textbook, Education Minister DrDipu Moni said a vested quarter is carrying out propaganda about our textbook, adding that these identified quarters are carrying out a conspiracy to reap their interest ahead of the upcoming national elections.

 Urging the government to reshuffle the economic policy, Jatiya Party lawmaker Anisul Islam Mahmud of Chattogram-5, said the government should execute some reforms in the economic sector instead of implementing projects suggested by the IMF as it would create an adverse impact on the economy of the country in the long run.  

 Coming down heavily on the role of BNP, Health and Family Welfare Minister ZahidMaleque said the BNP-Jamaat government during their regime had suspended the activities of the community clinics while  10 crore people are currently receiving healthcare services from these community clinics.

 “BNP is continuously trying to catch fish in troubled water as they never tell the truth,” said Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM MozammelHuq of Gazipur-1, adding “They always make falsehood about the history of Liberation War.” 

 Participating in the discussion, Textile and Jute Minister Golam DastagirGazi said despite the non-cooperation by the World Bank, the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been able to bring surprising development to the communication sector.

 Treasury bench lawmakers including Anwar Hossain Khan of Laxmipur-1, Whip Md. Atiur Rahman Atik of Sherpur-1, Md. ShahiduzzamanSarker of Naogaon-2, MdMonowar Hossain Chowdhury of Gaibandha-4, MdNazrul Islam Chowdhury of Chattogram-14, Kazim Uddin Ahmed of Mymensingh-11, ChhotoMonir of Tangail-2, Jatiya Party lawmakers KaziFeroz Rashid of Dhaka-6, Fakhrul Imam of Mymensingh-8, MdMujibulHaque of Kishoreganj-3, and NazmaAkther of Women seat-46 also participated in the discussion.      

 Earlier, the chief whip Nur-E Alam Chowdhury came up with a proposal for holding a discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President’s speech in the House and then it was seconded by treasury bench lawmaker Md. ShahiduzzamanSarker.

 The lawmakers also thanked the President for giving a timely speech highlighting the success stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.

 Earlier, they paid a rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to establishing an independent Bangladesh.

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