Bangladesh safest country in the world for foreigners: Raushon
24 November 2015, Nirapad News: Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad on Monday said Bangladesh is the safest place for foreign nationals in the world.
“Bangladesh is the safest country for foreigners in the world as they are given respect and security in the country,” she said in her valedictory speech in the eighth session of the 10th parliament.
Pointing out several incidents including recent killing of two foreigners and bomb attack on Tazia procession, Raushon said, “People are killed in the USA like birds, but people don’t feel sense of insecurity there… no red alert is issued in the USA. If so, why they feel sense of insecurity in our country?”
She said “We’ve been living in the country maintaining communal harmony with Shia community for long. We think that attack came as attack on communal harmony.”
She demanded punishment of perpetrators behind the recent attacks.
The Opposition Leader thanked the Prime Minister for winning the Champions of the Earth, the country’s success in coping with the impacts of climate change and achievements in the ICT sector.
“Bangladesh has set an example in the world in coping with climate change impacts,” Raushon said.
About the traffic congestion in the capital, she placed a set of suggestions to ease the traffic jam and asked the government to take initiatives in line with her suggestions.
The suggestions include decentralization of Dhaka, evicting hawkers, shops, markets and construction materials from the streets, banning three-wheeler vehicles from the thoroughfares and parking of cars on the streets.
She also said some 5500 cars with stickers of MPs are plying the streets though the number of MPs is only 350.
Raushon alleged that ministers don’t roam around the country to know the real scenarios. “It is most unfortunate that ministers don’t roam outside Dhaka.”
Saying that some 10.33 crore people out of 16 crore country’s people have the ability to work, she urged the government to build up a large number of industrial zones for using the huge workforce as human resources.
She urged the Prime Minister and the minister concerned to allocate plots against the new MPs.
The Opposition Leader suggested modernizing the world’s longest sea beach ‘Cox’s Bazar’ to attract foreign tourists as the country’s tourism sector has huge potential.