Dhaka, Bangladesh
IMED to be further strengthened during present term: Mannan

IMED to be further strengthened during present term: Mannan

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Sunday said that the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under the Ministry of Planning would be further strengthened during the tenure of the present government to boost its monitoring coverage and capacity, reports BSS. "We know that there are some problems regarding implementation. But, we're taking whatever steps which are needed to enhance the implementation rate (of ADP)," he said. The Minister was addressing a discussion meeting on 'Continuation of Bangladesh's Development' at the Jatiya Press Club in the city on Sunday. The Planning Minister also said, "We're trying to strengthen the IMED through injecting fresh manpower and providing with new equipments. We hope that the IMED will be further strengthened during this tenure of our government so that it can further strengthen its monitoring," About the disparity in the society, Mannan said that the present Awami League government is not a revolutionary one and it believes in wealth creation. "We want to see better life of people and hunger is further alleviated……….the lower line of people in the society has moved upward and it's a good sign," When his attention was drawn to the traffic congestion due to the ongoing work of metro rail project, the Minister said the development works are ongoing not only in the capital but also throughout the country. "If you take it positively, then it's like a 'labour pain'," About the government's stance for curbing corruption, he said that corruption is a longstanding disease that the country had inherited from the colonial period and the Awami League government, especially Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has announced 'zero tolerance' against corruption. "Side by side, the ACC (Anti Corruption Commission) has been strengthened further to deal with this menace," he added.

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