Bangladesh economy booming riding on political stability


SANGSAD BHABAN, March 05, 2019 (BSS) – Lawmakers today told the Jatiya Sangsad that Bangladesh economy is booming riding on political stability spearheaded by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Participating in the general discussions on thanks giving motion on President Abdul Hamid’s address in the House on January 30 last, Jatiya Sangsad whip Atiur Rahman Atique said the country has become an economically developing country in the South Asia for significant development of its various productive sectors.

“With the mandate of the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has passed 10 years at a stretch in power …her experience, integrity and honesty has made the country into an economically developing one,” said the Whip while quoting a recent report published in the Times of India.

Along with the significant development of education, health, agriculture, food production and women empowerment, the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also announced the ‘Delta Plan’ in order to made the country secured for the next 100 years, said the Whip, saying that long term plan in order to face the risk related to the disasters and climate change also is underway.

Atique said president M Abdul Hamid in his address focused the development of the various sector of the country and also has given a guideline on how to reach the country to the targeted goal.

The economy of the country has already been identified as the role model for other developing countries in the world, said Kazi Nabil Ahmed of Jessore-3.

“The size of our national budget now increased to Taka 4,64,573 crore, increased by 7.6 times from the national budget was in 2005-06, GDP increased by 7.83 per cent, inflation rate declined by 5.8 per cent and foreign reserve is 32.1 billion US$, he added.

The development in various sector including the education, health, food production and rural development which had been occurred in the last 10 years is rare in the history, said opposition lawmaker Syed Abu Hossain Babla of Dhaka-4.

He, however, stressed on ensuring the good governance along with the ongoing development activities.

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.

Treasury bench lawmakers, Monoranjan Shil Gopal of Dinajpur-1, Kujendra Lal Tripura of Khagrachari, Tahmina Begum of Women reserve seat-41, Shamsun Nahar of Women seat-13, Shaimum Sarwar Kamal of Cox’s Bazar-3, Aporajita Haque of women seat-20, Shafiqul Azam Khan of Jhenaidah-3, Syeda Zohra Alauddin of women seat-36 and opposition lawmaker Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury of women seat-45, among others, also spoke on the occasion.