‘Global partnership stressed for boosting development’

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)