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24 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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CDP to help Bangladesh after LDC graduation

BSS, Dhaka

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) of the United Nations has assured Bangladesh of its active support to continue international facilities on its different operations after LDC graduation, said Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday.

“During the meeting of CDP, Bangladesh’s planned preparations for the LDC-graduation process, was highly lauded. It was noted that Bangladesh’s experience can be replicable to other countries and “we got assurance of active cooperation from the CDP for continuing various international facilities after the graduation,” he said.

The Planning Minister was addressing a press conference at the NEC Conference Room in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area on the outcome of his participation in the recent Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Conference at the UN Headquarters.

ThePlanning Minister attended the senior-level meeting of the GPEDC and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held at the UN headquarters from July 9-19.

General Economics Division (GED) member of the Planning Commission Dr M Shamsul Alam, Planning Secretary M Nurul Amin, Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Monowar Ahmed.

Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary Sourendra Nath Chakraborty and IMED Secretary Abul Mansur Md Faizullah, were present on the occasion.

The Planning Minister informed that during the CDP meeting, the graduation process from the

LDC category was discussed side by side with the issue of sustainable graduation through enhancing capacity of the LDCs.

He said during the GPEDC Conference, support was sought from the member countries for resolving the Rohingya problem while Hungary expressed its interest regarding water management in Bangladesh.

Besides, Mannan said he also urged the expatriates in New York to invest in Bangladesh at a programme organised there.

Answering a question, he said that the government seeks international support for implementation of the SDGs.

“But, we’ve gained capacity of implementing the SDGs. Our revenue generation has increased a lot. So, I think there will not be any problem regarding implementation of the SDGs,” he said.

 

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