DHAKA Stronger global partnership must be forged to
address challenges that hinder development specially the success of 2030
Agenda said Masud Bin Momen ,the Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh
to the UN.
He came up with the call while addressing the General Debate of the Second
Committee of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
on October 8 last, according to a press release received here today.
Ambassador Masud urged more support in this regard through, inter alia,
Official development assistance (ODA), trade, FDI, and technology transfer
and stressed on the need to harness fully the potential of the South-South
Cooperation as a complement to North-South Cooperation, it added.
Referring to the experience of Bangladesh in pursuing development, Momen
mentioned about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visionary leadership, bold and
resolute development plans and people-centric policies to create a prosperous
Bangladesh which was envisioned by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said, Sheikh Hasina's 'whole of society approach' development policy
has put Bangladesh on a solid social and economic foundation.
Masud enumerated many key features of Bangladesh's development trajectory
including poverty eradication, sustainable growth, protection of the
environment and human-resources development.
He also alluded to the achievements of Sheikh Hasina's government in the
areas of export, per capita income, foreign investment, flourishing of
private sectors, addressing inequality through social safety net system,
gender parity, universal and improved health services, quality education,
cent percent enrollment in primary education, distributing textbooks,
scholarships and stipends.
Mentioning the success of Digital Bangladesh, the Permanent Representative
said that the government is investing in human capital through equal access
to technology and has set up 5800 digital centers which are providing 600 e-
public services to people's doorsteps.
Recalling the launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 last year, he said that
the satellite has played a crucial role in providing broadcast-based services
in remote areas and improved communications for development.
Besides these, Ambassador Masud spoke on the incredible success Bangladesh
achieved in implementing mega projects like Rooppur nuclear power plant.
He also reiterated Bangladesh's aspiration to become a Middle-Income
Country by 2021 and a developed country by 2041.
Momen urged the international community to make proactive steps to solve
the Rohingya crisis to enable Bangladesh to carry its developmental progress.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)