Lawmakers: Bangladesh now ranks 41st economic power amid pandemic


Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, lawmakers in the Parliament on Sunday said Bangladesh has been able to keep its economy upward and now the country remains 41st position economically across the world.

“Bangladesh now becomes an ‘emerging tiger’ across the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while the Covid-19 battered global economy,” said a treasury bench lawmaker Syeda Rubina Akhter in her address participating in the general discussion on a thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech in the House.

Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury moved the thanksgiving motion in the House while treasury bench lawmaker Shamsul Huq Tuku seconded it with Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

Regarding tremendous development activities initiated by the government led by the Awami League, the lawmaker said the present government in its tenure brought a tremendous change in the sector and it is continuously ahead, adding that “the country will be a 25th economic power by 2035 if the development works continuously go ahead.”

Referring to government’s success in the economy of the country lauded by President Md Abdul Hamid in his maiden speech on January 16, Khulna 5 lawmaker Narayan Chandra Chanda said the president in his speech mentioned that Bangladesh has already achieved remarkable success in various sectors and the country will be prosperous one by 2041.

In his speech on the first day of the sixteenth session in the 11th parliament, the president has highlighted all development activities taken place in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said another treasury bench lawmaker Kazi Nabil Ahmed of Jessore 3.About the success and achievement during the present government, he said the country witnessed a remarkable development in all sectors, including education, railways and agriculture, which has already been followed by other nations.

Treasury bench lawmakers Habibur Rahman of Sylhet 3, Suborna Mustafa women seat 4, Muslem Uddin of Mymensingh 6,Nuruddin Chowdhury Nayan of Laxmipur 2, Mamata Hena Lovely of women seat 31, Nargis Rahman of women reserved seat, Nurunnabi Chowdhury of Bhola 3, Pran Gopal Dutta of Comilla 7, Begum Zakia Parvin of women seat 18, independent lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu of Bogra 7, Nesar Ahmed of Moulvibazar 3, Bangladesh Workers Party lawmaker Lutfun Nesa Khan of women seat 48, and BNP lawmaker Rumeen Farhana of women seat 50, also took part in the discussion.

The lawmakers also thanked the president for giving a timely speech highlighting the successful stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.

Earlier, they paid a rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to establishing an independent Bangladesh.

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