Published: 14 Aug 2022 13:00:18
President Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said today (14 August 2022) that Bangladesh’s economy was no longer dependent on foreign aid as he held a meeting with Kanni Vignaraja, UNDP Deputy Secretary-General at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN). , BSS. Report from.
“Bangladesh’s economy is no longer dependent on foreign aid… At present, the country needs more technical cooperation to ensure multi-faceted development, which includes improving capacity-building skills in the sector,” he said.
dr Chowdhury said Bangladesh has now proven its economic and technological potential by implementing various mega-projects such as the Padma Bridge with its own funds.
Regarding the promotion to developing country status, the spokesman said that relations between Bangladesh and various countries and international organizations, including the United Nations, have become diverse.
Highly appreciating the speaker, Kanni Vignaraja said UNDP is therefore working to strengthen regional technical cooperation in Bangladesh in line with United Nations policy.
Vignaraja said Bangladesh and the UN could work together on issues such as carbon emissions, preventing all forms of pollution or sharing expertise to strengthen green (environmentally friendly) production processes.
On the subject, the spokesman said that Bangladesh works efficiently to protect the environment and deal with disasters with the close involvement of MPs.
UNDP can work with the Bangladesh Ethnic Parliament (JS) to accelerate issues such as new technologies and knowledge sharing in the current global system, said Dr. Khovdhury.
Noting that MPs are working on the grassroots development of their constituencies, he said the Bangladesh Parliament has developed the My Constitution app in collaboration with various government agencies, notably the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and UNDP Technical Assistance . started.
The speaker also thanked UNDP for providing the necessary support in this regard.
Highlighting the experience of his constituency, the spokesman said that in addition to census information, data on roads, bridges or students from different educational institutions should also be available in this app.
Sharmin said this would help the MPs concerned to understand which road or bridge should be prioritized for development.
He said it was also important to have data on immunizations, health, maternal and child mortality, and urged all stakeholders that in the current situation the plan should be data-based and based on specific needs rather than assumptions.
“Once lawmakers have this updated information, they may be able to work to correct these situations,” a press release reads here tonight.
Also present were the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Mohammad Abdul Muhith, the Joint Secretary of the Secretariat of the National Parliament, MA Kamal Billah, and the Bangladesh Mission Councilor, Shahanara Monika.