Urging for a fresh industrial revolution in the country, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Friday said new entrepreneurships are needed for making the country more developed and prosperous.
He said this while addressing a workshop at the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation in the city.
He said the government is working to reach its goal of making the country a developed one within 2041, according to a PID handout.
“The country will have to make huge progress in industrial sector as well as in agriculture. Besides, more entrepreneurs have to be created. Capable youths should be well-trained so that they can launch their own factories,” he said, adding the government will provide necessary facilities in this regard.
Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim addressed the programme as special guest while BSCIC Chariman Md Moshtaq Hasan was in the chair.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 29th on the list of the most powerful women by Forbes.
German Chancellor Angela Markel topped the list published Thursday. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi ranked second and third respectively.
Women on the list represent women in six categories: business, technology, finance, media and entertainment, politics and policy, and philanthropy.
The World’s Most Powerful Women List highlights the female leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and CEOs who are wielding their influence to drive change, Forbes said in a statement.
Hasina, the longest serving Prime Minister in Bangladesh’s history, was ranked 30th on the last year’s list. She is currently serving her fourth term.
Hasina, born on Sept 28, 1947 in Tungipara, is the daughter of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She played a crucial role in establishing democracy in the country and has been a staunch crusader against fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Jeremy Laurence expressed deep concern over India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, calling it “fundamentally discriminatory in nature”.
Under the law, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who have entered India illegally can apply for citizenship if they can prove they originate from Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan.
The lower house approved it on Monday and the upper house of Parliament passed it on Wednesday night. It now needs to be signed by the country's ceremonial president, a formality before becoming law.
Critics say it undermines the country's secular constitution but ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) argues that it will give sanctuary to people fleeing religious persecution.
“The legislation does not extend the same protection to Muslims, including minority sects,” Laurence said, adding that the amended law would appear to undermine the commitment to equality.
Although India’s broader naturalisation laws remain in place, these amendments will have a discriminatory effect on people’s access to nationality, he said.
All migrants, regardless of their migration status, are entitled to respect, protection and fulfillment of their human rights.
The UN official hoped the Indian Supreme Court will consider carefully the compatibility of the law with India’s international human rights obligations.
He also expressed concern over the death of two people and injured police officers in Assam and Tripura as people protest against the Act and urged all sides to refrain from resorting to violence.