Dhaka, Jun 25 (UNB) – Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Tuesday said Bangladesh has reached a new height thanks to its economic and political stability.
“Now, Bangladesh stands at a new height due to economic and political stability,” she told a visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation led by Daisaku Kihara at her Parliament office.
During the meeting, different issues including economic development, climate change, sustainable development and food security of Bangladesh, the role of MPs in the economic development, and IMF activities came up for discussion.
The Speaker said MPs, elected with the public mandate, represent the people in Parliament and are accountable to the people. On the other hand, the government is accountable to Parliament.
“The MPs are playing an important role in bringing positive changes in socio-economic arenas by ensuring accountability and transparency,” she said.
She said the IMF can work for increasing competence and capacity of MPs and the young generation.
The Speaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed Bangladesh on a strong economic base and skilled human resources are needed to sustain the economic progress.
Noting that there is no alternative to training for creating skilled human resources, Dr Chaudhury urged the IMF to set up and run larger number of training centres.
Daisaku Kihara, who is IMF Division Chief for South Asia 2 Division of Asia and Pacific Department, highly praised the economic growth of Bangladesh.
He hoped that Bangladesh will move forward to attain sustainable development by utilising its young manpower.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts Rustum Ali Faraji and IMF Resident Representative for Bangladesh Ragnar Gudmundsson were present at the meeting, said a Parliament Secretariat handout.