PM says work on BD’s 2021-2041 dev plan underway

28 Apr 2018, 21:11

NTV Online
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at an event titled ‘Civic Reception of Sheikh Hasina’ at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel on Saturday. Photo: PMO

Sydney, Australia: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government has started the work to formulate a 2021-2041 development plan to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous one by 2041.

‘We’ve started the work on preparing a plan over what and how much development we want Bangladesh to achieve from 2021 to 2041. Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country by 2041,’ she said while addressing a civic reception here.

The Australian chapter of Bangladesh Awami League arranged the event titled ‘Civic Reception of Sheikh Hasina’ at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel, reports the UNB.

The Prime Minister said her government formulates long-term plans for the county, but the BNP government used to take plans on adhoc basis.

The Awami League government prepared the 5th five-year plan coming to power in 1996, implemented the 6th five-year plan assuming office in 2009 and now is implementing the 7th five-year plan, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said her government also has the perspective plan 2011-2020. ‘The country is marching forward as the government is working with such long-term plans.’

Hasina urged Bangladeshi expatriates to uphold Bangladesh’s image abroad. ‘Wherever you stay you must have the special attention so that Bangladesh is regarded with dignity.’

The Prime Minister also asked them to remain alert so that anti-liberation forces cannot come to power anymore for the sake of continuation of the current development pace in the country.