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Planned measures helped Bangladesh be top 3 SDG performers: PM

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:42 PM, 22 June 2021   Updated: 06:06 PM, 22 June 2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) via video conferencing from Ganabhaban on Tuesday; Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) via video conferencing from Ganabhaban on Tuesday; Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government’s planned measures for the country’s development have put Bangladesh as one of the top three performers on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index score.

“We have taken planned measures for implementing the SDG and included it in the five-year plan keeping in mind the country’s development,” she said.  

She added various measures were also announced in the declaration letter, constitution and election manifesto of the Bangladesh Awami League keeping the country’s development in mind.

“We have been taking effective measures to implement those since assuming office for which Bangladesh is among the (top) three countries in implementing SDG,” she said.

According to the Sustainable Development Report 2021 launched recently by the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN), Bangladesh ranked among the three SDG performers.

The Prime Minister unveiled the cover of a memorial book titled “Durjog Jhuki Hrashe Bangabandhu” (Bangabandhu in Disaster Risk Reduction)” as she joined virtually an ECNEC (Executive Committee of the National Economic Council) meeting from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Tuesday.

Other concerns got connected to it from the NEC conference room.

Mentioning that Bangladesh was in an advanced position in implementing the Million Development Goals (MDGs), she said, “We’re approaching the SDGs in the same way.”

Sheikh Hasina, also President of the Awami League said whatever Bangladesh has so far achieved was possible due to the collective efforts of all that included countrymen, her party’s leaders and activists alongside the civil and military officials and law enforcement agencies members.

The Prime Minister thanked all concerned for accepting the decisions taken by her government and working sincerely for their execution.

About this, she said her government, on the one side, is facing a global Coronavirus pandemic alongside giving protection to the people and on the other side, also running the country’s economy, which was possible for collective efforts of all.

She said that Bangladesh is dealing with lots of problems that included manmade ones which it did in the past and pledged to take Bangladesh ahead facing all the hurdles, saying, “Bangladesh is being taken forward and will definitely advance.”

The Premier said, “Measures taken by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (in reducing risks of disasters) is an example for not only Bangladesh but for any disaster-prone area in the world.”  

She said that the people of Bangladesh could face any sort of storm, tidal surge, cyclone and natural disaster as Bangabandhu taught Bangladeshis in this regard.

Describing the measures taken by Bangabandhu in addressing any disaster as a milestone for Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said that her government has been taking every measure to face disasters following the footsteps of Bangabandhu.   

The Premier added: “We have been managed to protect lives of the people (from the natural disasters) and have got self-confident to face any natural disasters due to the measures and the plans taken by the Father of the Nation.” – BSS

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