Govt working to boost economic progress: speakers

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Published: 01:51, Jan 25,2020


Speakers at a discussion on Friday said the present government under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina had been working relentlessly for boosting economic progress in the country.

The government had been implementing various need-based programmes to bring underprivileged people under the mainstream of development, they said at a seminar titled ‘Rajshahi’s development: problems and prospects’ at central auditorium in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology.

RUET’s humanities department and Bangladesh Economic Association jointly organised the daylong seminar discussing the ways and means on how to elevate the Rajshahi region.

RUET vice-chancellor Rafiqul Islam Sheikh addressed the seminar as the chief guest while BEA president Abul Barakat and its general secretary Jamaluddin Ahmed spoke as guests of honour with chairman of the Department of Economics in Rajshahi University Moazzem Hossain Khan in the chair.

Head of the humanities department in RUET Rabiul Islam gave an overview of the seminar in his welcome address.

Abul Barakat said prime minister Sheikh Hasina had already declared that the rural areas would be transformed into urban like areas through reaching the modern facilities there. At present, the country was on the road towards advancement of prosperity, he added.

He said the government was implementing massive development programmes for achieving the targets of Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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