Research based knowledge necessary for a project: Kamal

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today

said before taking a project, concerned authorities must have research based knowledge on how it can contribute to the national development.

"Research based knowledge is essential before taking a project," he said while addressing the inaugural session of a programme on "Growth and Human Resources Development", organised by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), in the city, said a press release.

Mustafa Kamal said the government has taken an initiative to establish the BIDS as the centre for excellence for the country's economic development. BIDS can play a vital role in taking up an effective project.

"Masters Degree and Doctorate Degree on two to three subjects will be conferred by BIDS similar to universities," he added.

The planning minister said Bangladesh will be a hunger and poverty free country by 2030 and if these trends continued under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh would be 20th developed country by 2040.

Among others, Economist Dr Wahiduddin Mahmud spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)