Speakers for enhancing efficiency to attain SDGs
DHAKA, Mar 10, 2019 (BSS) – Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be easier through enhancing efficiency of members of parliament (MPs).
“Progress has already been made in the implementation of SDGs under the special supervision and direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” she said this while inaugurating a workshop as the chief guest at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
The Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly organised the day-long workshop titled ‘Enhancing Members of Parliament’s Leadership on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Contribution to SDGs Attainment in Bangladesh”.
UNDP’s Parliamentary Advisor (Bangkok Regional Hub) Dania Ghimici delivered the speech on ‘Role of Parliament for Implementation SDGs 2030 and Strategic Advisor of UNDP Bangladesh Radwan Mujib Siddiq spoke on SDG: Perspective Bangladesh.
Pointing out that Bangladesh will be able to achieve the target of SDGs by 2030, the Speaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present when the United Nations fixed its target of the MDGs and SDGs. “A few politicians get chance of this rare opportunity,” she added.
She said the day-long workshop will undertake plan and implement on a priority basis for the next one year with opinions of MPs of the 11th Parliament.
“The SDGs attainment would be easier by 2030 if MPs develop their capacity,” Dr Shirin said.
Deputy Speaker M Fazle Rabbi Miah, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Whip Iqbalur Rahim, Whip Panchanan Biswas, Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapan, former Chief Whip ASM Firoze, Chairman of Committee on Estimates Vice Principal M Abdus Shahid, Chairman of Standing Committee on Planning Ministry Abul Kalam Azad and Chairman of Standing Committee on Science and Technology Ministry AFM Ruhal Haque were present.
UNDP resident representative Sudipta Mukherjee delivered the introductory speech and Additional Secretary Golam Kibria gave the welcome speech.
A total of 45 participants, including 20 MPs, took part in the day-long workshop.