‘BD will show success in achieving SDGs like MDG’

Published : 06 Sep 2019 08:01 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 12:43 PM

The country will show its potentialities in achieving Sustainable Development Goal as it achieved millennium development goals in the coming days. 

Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury came up with this statement while speaking at a seminar “Bangladesh: A Golden Journey to Development” at the Long Gallery of Northern Ireland Assembly building (Stormont) in Belfast on Thursday. Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh at High Commission London Muhammad Zulqar Nain was present at the event.

“I am quite confident we will do very well in achieving Sustainable Development Goal,” said the minister. 

He said that Bangladesh had many decades of development efforts at lifting the economy out of its abject poverty while achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals. The present government started its journey in 2009 with the conviction of creating a poverty-free and non-discriminatory prosperous Bangladesh with a clear goal of achieving vision 2021 envisaged by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The seminar was sponsored by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, Chris Lyttle MLA and Mike Nesbitt MLA of the Northern Ireland Assembly and organized by Study Circle, a UK-based research organization.

Former Supreme Court Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik, International Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Dr. Shammi Ahmed were amongst the speakers. The event was chaired by Study Circle President Syed Mozammel Ali while Máirtín Ó Muilleoir delivered the welcome address.

Speakers mainly highlighted the development and progress of Bangladesh as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The speakers praised the recent development in Bangladesh. They also suggested that the issues related to good governance, climate change, the role of women in politics, Rohingya crisis should be addressed taking effective measures for sustainable economic growth.

Local political representatives, members of the Northern Ireland business community and charity and voluntary sectors, members of the local Bangladeshi community, academics, journalists and diplomats were present at the seminar and participated in the discussion session.