Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the parliament that Bangladesh is advancing in direction of progress dispelling all of the misconceptions concerning the way forward for unbiased Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh is marching in direction of growth and progress denying all of the misconceptions of the pessimists referring to the way forward for unbiased Bangladesh,” she stated whereas replying to a tabled query from ruling Awami League lawmaker Momtaz Begum from Manikganj-2 constituency.
The Premier stated it’s a matter of pleasure that within the 12 months of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Bangabandhu’s start centenary celebration, the UNCDP really useful graduating Bangladesh from a least developed nation to be a creating nation by 2026.
To dispel the misunderstanding about Bangladesh’s development sooner or later, Sheikh Hasina stated her authorities has taken numerous time-worthy steps to implement plans to face the worldwide commerce challenges following commencement from a least developed nation (LDC).
Spelling out measures intimately, she stated, “The federal government has already initiated the formulation of a method and motion plan over Preferential Market Entry and Commerce Settlement to develop the export market by going through international commerce challenges following the commencement.”
The Premier added that Bangladesh has taken initiatives to signal the Preferential Commerce Settlement (PTA), Free Commerce Settlement (FTA), and Complete financial partnership settlement (CEPA) with completely different commercially essential nations.
Initially, the federal government has taken a step to signal commerce agreements with 10 nations and three alliances on a precedence foundation, she stated including that Bangladesh signed PTA with Bhutan on December 6, 2020.
The ten nations are India, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, the USA, Canada, China, and Malaysia, she cited.
Moreover, a course of is underway to conduct negotiations with Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Mauritius, Senegal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and GCC nations over PTA, FTA or CEPA, she stated.
Referring to the feasibility research over signing the commerce take care of completely different nations, the Prime Minister hoped that the research, which is now being performed collectively by Bangladesh and India to signal, will likely be accomplished quickly.
She added an initiative has additionally been taken to signal a FTA with China to develop bilateral commerce and a joint feasibility research according to a MoU signed between the 2 nations.
Sheikh Hasina continued the method of signing FTA with Sri Lanka continues, which is likely to be inked in March 2022, and the specified progress was additionally obtained to signal PTA or FTA with Nepal and Indonesia, she added.
She stated the proposal for inking PTA/FTA/CEPA with the Maldives has been despatched, whereas an initiative has been taken to type a working group between Bangladesh and Singapore to signal a bilateral FTA.
Moreover, initiatives have been taken to have FTAs with Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, and Sierra Leone, whereas the feasibility research had been accomplished to signal FTAs with the USA and Japan, she added.
The Premier stated Bangladesh has additionally been taking part in an essential position in making APTA, TPS-OIC, and D-8 Preferential Settlement efficient.
As a result of profitable diplomatic efforts of Bangladesh, she stated, the LDCs together with Bangladesh have been capable of get hold of quite a few amenities, together with the time extension of pharmaceutical patent exemption until 2033 below Commerce-Associated Mental Property Rights (TRIPS). And basic exemption was made relaxed for LDCs additional for 13 years from 2021 and so, the particular facility will stay until July 1, 2034, she added.
Alternatively, the federal government is set to construct a protected and built-in communication community within the nation, stated the Prime Minister, replying to a different query from AL MP Didarul Alam (Chattogram-4).
She stated the federal government has been implementing variety of tasks to develop a public-friendly sustainable communication system in deliberate methods within the final decade to be able to make sure the protected journey of widespread passengers all through the nation together with Dhaka.
“The federal government is dedicated to easing site visitors congestion, guaranteeing snug public transport, growing self-discipline and safety on roads, protected and risk-free roads, and to develop an built-in multimedia communication community by maintaining the consistency of the present system and the altering state of affairs with the long run growth,” she stated.
The Prime Minister talked about her authorities’s efforts and successes for the advance of the street communication system.
In reply to a different ruling occasion MP Nur Uddin Chowdhury Nayan (Laxmipur-2), the Premier stated the federal government has a plan to arrange burn models in all district hospitals for increasing remedy providers to sufferers with burn accidents.
She stated the world’s largest burn institute was arrange in Dhaka with an initiative of the current authorities and the 500-bed Sheikh Hasina Nationwide Burn and Plastic Surgical procedure Institute, having trendy amenities, continues its operation.
There’s a 300-bed burn unit with Dhaka Medical Faculty Hospital to ship remedy providers to the burn-injured sufferers, she stated, including that there are burn models in 13 institutes and medical school hospitals within the nation.
Sheikh Hasina stated ECNEC on December 1, 2021, authorised a mission titled “Institution of Burn and Plastic Surgical procedure Unit at 5 Medical Faculty Hospitals’’ to arrange trendy burn models in Sylhet, Barishal, Rangpur, Rajshahi, and Faridpur medical school hospitals with help of Saudi Fund for Improvement (SFD). There will likely be full-fledged 100-bed burn models within the 5 hospitals.
Moreover, the step has been taken to ascertain trendy burn models in Khulna and Mymensingh, whereas the method of establishing a contemporary burn unit in Chattogram Medical Faculty Hospital continues, she stated.