Bangladesh marching forward on development highway: Quader
DHAKA, June 19, 2021 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said Bangladesh, which was a backward nation 12 years ago, is now marching forward on the development highway in an indomitable speed under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Today’s Bangladesh is very different in development and achievements from Bangladesh which was 12 years ago. Now Bangladesh’s per capita income has raised to $2227 which cannot be imagined earlier,” he said.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, was addressing as the chief guest the triennial conference of Chattogram City unit of Awami Swechchhasebak League (ASL) joining it virtually from his official residence in the capital.
ASL President Nirmal Ranjan Guha inaugurated the conference at Engineers Institution auditorium at Lalkhan Bazar in Chattogram city around 11am joining it virtually from the organization’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
ASL General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu addressed it as the chief discussant on virtual platform with its Chattogram City unit President AHM Ziauddin in the chair.
AL Presidium Member Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, MP, AL Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Finance and Planning Affairs Secretary Waseqa Ayesha Khan, MP, Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam Amin, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Noufel, MP, Chattogram City AL Acting President Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury, General Secretary AJM Nasir Uddin, Joint General Secretary and Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury addressed the conference as special guest.
Chattogram City ASL Joint Conveners KBM Shahjahan and Salah Uddin Ahmed moderated the function.
The AL general secretary said Bangladesh agreed to lend $200 million to debt-ridden Sri Lanka from the foreign exchange reserves under a currency swap deal while it has donated about US$ 7.7 million to debt-ridden Sudan during the coronavirus crisis.
It proves Bangladesh’s economic uplift, he said.
Quader said the huge achievements and development of Bangladesh has become a matter to suffer from jealousy for BNP and that is why the party wants to thwart the country’s journey towards prosperity by hatching different conspiracies.
BNP wants to fish in troubled water by creating unrest in the country, he said.
The AL general secretary said when the people started getting benefits of development of the Sheikh Hasina’s government, BNP and its cohorts are out to carry out different evil attempts to halt the country’s positive trend of development and progress.
Highlighting development works of the government, the minister said implementation of mega projects are at final stage now.
When the mega projects –Padma bridge, Karnaphuli tunnel, metro-rail, under-pass, over-pass-will be completed, BNP will have nothing to say, he said.
He said BNP has no visible development works during their government tenure to show the people to attain their confidence. BNP’s politics is becoming irrelevant day by day, he added.
Quader underscored the need for building ASL as more displaced and well-organized organization to strengthen the AL.