7% GDP to be achieved shortly: Agriculture Minister
07 February 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would achieve the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at 7 percent shortly, as the reserve stood at $ 27 billion and export earnings at $ 32.2 billion.
Such a tremendous development was carried out continuously in all sectors that raised the living standard of all in Bangladesh by the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury said in the House today
Taking part in a discussion, she said Bangladesh has already achieved self-sufficiency in food production and supply while the country is progressing towards development by way of digitization.
Matia made the comments as she took part in the general discussion on thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech on the tenth day of the ninth session of the 10th parliament with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
She described the government’s development done over the last seven years as unprecedented, marking a milestone in the history of Bangladesh under the bold and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The minister said the reserves stood at $ 27 billion, export earnings at $ 32.2 billion and the country also improved the social index under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading the country towards development and progress in line with the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“The Awami league government would be able to bring all citizens under electricity coverage as the power generation capacity reached to 14,700MW,” the senior minister said.
She said Bangladesh developed all sectors like health, electricity, education, agriculture, food, communications, science and technology, industries, women and children and ICT and Telecommunication.
Global leaders are lauding Bangladesh saying the country has a hopeful future as the economy of this country is really emerging under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
Referring to BNP’s birth, she said the BNP was born through ‘Marsha law’, not through a democratic way. She bitterly criticized the BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for her negative comments about the present government and the number of the martyrs during the War of Liberation.
Matia categorically criticized the role of the BNP-led 20-party alliance for its movement saying that they are unleashing terrors and vandalism only to deter the massive development of Awami League government.
Taking part in the general discussion on the President’s address in the House, the lawmakers both from treasury and opposition benches said the government successfully distributed 32 crore textbooks among the students across the country on first day of January.
They said the address of President Abdul Hamid in the first sitting of current session of the Jatiya Sangsad has truly reflected the government’s massive development done over the last seven years to place Bangladesh in a dignified place, the lawmakers added.
Taking part in the discussion Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad Shahiduzzaman Sarkar said the development and the democracy is interrelated.
“Our leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited BNP and its chairman to join the last parliament elections, but they denied,” he informed the House.
Sarkar also said no way to Pakistani ism and it would not be accepted in Bangladesh. Other discussants included Mir Shawkat Ali Badsha, Rezaul Karim Hira, independent member Rezaul Haque Chowdhury, Begum Refat Amin, Abul Kalam M Asadul Haque Chowdhury, who said the President address has brought forth the massive development done by the president government from center to the grassroots level in the country.