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‘Political will needed for Rajshahi’s development’

BSS

RAJSHAHI: Professional and business leaders at a participatory discussion here unanimously observed that political will and proper decisions are very important to flourish the industrial sector of Rajshahi for its overall development, reports BSS.

They viewed utmost emphasis should be given to improving living and livelihood condition of people after the best uses of the existing resources and potentialities so that they could contribute to the national development process as a whole. The observation came at a divisional seminar titled “Development Roadmap” in the conference hall of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (RCCI) in Rajshahi city on Thursday. Central Finance and Planning Sub-committee of Bangladesh Awami League organised the seminar in the light of government’s Vision- 2021 and 2041.

Economic adviser to the prime minister and chairman of the sub-committee Dr Moshiur Rahman and its secretary Tipu Munshi, MP, addressed the seminar as focal persons.

Omor Faruque Chowdhury, MP, director general of Bangladesh Silk Development Board Abdul Hakim, Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader, Zila Parishad Chairman Muhammad Ali Sarker, RCCI President Md Muniruzzaman, Associate Professor Rashed Kabir of Department of Finance and Banking in Rajshahi University and President of Bangladesh Silk Industries Owners Association Liakat Ali also spoke.

Dr Moshiur Rahman said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina intends to ensure a balance development of the country. The government is also interested to develop Rajshahi with requisite support.

Lawmaker Faruque Chowdhury called upon the government to flourish the industrial sector in Rajshahi for infusing dynamism into its economic activities.

“I urge the government to provide 10 percent incentives to the entrepreneurs who are interested to set up industries here,” he added underscoring the need for bringing all other existing potential sectors under budgetary allocation.

Referring to enormous prospects of setting up of agro-based industries here, the lawmaker said need-based steps should be taken in this regard as early as possible.

Building economic zone has become the demand of time, he added. The MP underlined the need for launching direct railway communication between Rajshahi and Kolkata like Khulna. Chowdhury opined that if Rajshahi Airport was upgraded to international standard various agro-products could be exported to various foreign countries including the Middle East nations from here directly.

 

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