Experts for speeding up project works for boosting economic progress

BARISHAL, The country's economy is expanding with a steady GDP growth rate of 8.1 percent, but it fails to ensure full implementation of the budget as the project works are often delayed resulting in rise in expenditure.

All concerned should work sincerely for speeding up project implementation for maintaining quality to supplemment the government's efforts of building a developed country, experts made the observation while speaking at the workshop of GovernmentTenderers' Forum (GTF) at the Circuit House in Barishal.

Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) Secretary Abul

Mansur Md. Faizullah attended the workshop as the chief guest while Divisional

Commissioner of Barishal Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, Public Policy

Implementation Advisor of the Central Procurement Unit (CPTU) under IMED AKM

Fazlul Karim also spoke at the programme as special guests.

Deputy Commissioner of Barishal SM Ajior Rahman presided over the workshop

while Principal Project Management Consultant of Digitizing Implementation

Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (DIMAPPP) Mosta Gausul Haque

moderated the workshop.

Senior Deputy Director of BCCP Khadija Bilkis made a presentation on GTF

while IMED Deputy Secretary M Aknoor Rahman, among others, spoke on the

occasion.

The workshop was organized by CPTU under DIMAPPP of the World Bank and

facilitated by Bangladesh Center for Communication Program (BCCP).

Mentioning that the country is advancing towards achieving Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina's target of turning Bangladesh into a developed country by

2041, Abul Mansur M Faizullah said the present project implementation pace is

not satisfactory and it should be accelerated. He said the concerned

officials are mainly responsible for slow progress in ADP implementation

which is increasing the project cost; he urged them to come out of this

bottleneck.

Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury said the country is advancing faster by ensuring

transparency in public procurement through eGP.

Representatives from various procuring entities and tenderers in the

district participated at the workshop and raised the problems faced by them

in the procurement process. The senior IMED and CPTU officials assured them

of resolving the problems with highest priority.

The speakers viewed that institutionalizing of GTF can make public spending

effective and transparent through ensuring proper implementation of

development projects.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)