Bangladesh works tirelessly to achieve SDGs, says Hasina  
February 8th, 2023 at 6:16 pm
Bangladesh works tirelessly to achieve SDGs, says Hasina  

by Staff Correspondent,

Dhaka – Bangladesh has tirelessly been working to achieve been Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed at the United Nations to make the earth better livable, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

“We’re making all-out efforts to implement the UN agenda by incorporating its targets to the eighth-fifth-year plan and the perspective plan from 2021-2041,” the prime minister told the visiting Queen of Belgium and UN SDG Advocate Mathilde Marie Christine.

Christine is on her three-day visit to Bangladesh and called on Hasina at the latter’s office in Dhaka, the Prime Minister’s press officer Nazrul Islam said.

He said the Prime Minister referred to the Russian war on Ukraine and told the queen that the entire world had become instable and the inflation rate has gone up due to war.

Hasina called upon the parties concerned that the Russia-Ukraine war should be stopped immediately as the people’s suffering has been mounting across the globe.

The Queen praised the Prime Minister for women empowerment, development of women and children and female education in Bangladesh.

“I am very happy to see the progress,” she told Hasina who also discussed the issue of displaced Rohingya, girls education, healthcare, social safety net, disaster management and climate changes with the Belgium Queen.

Hasina apprised the Queen of her government’s measures for ensuring women participation in politics, defence, judiciary and other fields.

On the Rohingya issue, the Prime Minister said the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were sheltered on humanitarian ground, of them 34,000 have so far been relocated to Bhashanchar island from crowded Cox’s Bazar to ensure improved environment for them.

Hasina highlighted Bangladesh’s attainment on disaster management saying that the casualties in the recent cyclones and other disasters had drastically declined.

Noting that Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries, she briefly described her government’s initiatives to offset the impacts of climate change.

In this connection, she said Bangladesh has formed the climate trust fund with own finance, creating green-belt, building dams and durable houses in the coastal areas.

The Belgium Queen arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning.