Dhaka, Bangladesh
Progress in socio-economic dev achieved in Bangladesh: Anisul

Progress in socio-economic dev achieved in Bangladesh: Anisul

News Report Law Minister Anisul Haque on Monday said Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in socioeconomic development, as its GDP growth reached 8.13 per cent in last fiscal year. "The estimates of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) showed the GDP growth rose to 8.13 per cent in 2018-19, up from 7.86 per cent the previous year. Per-capita income touched 1909 US dollars. Now we are $302 billion economy moving forward with mega development projects, including Tk 300 billion worth of Padma bridge, Tk 22 billion metro rail, elevated expressway, flyovers, dozens of economic zones and Payra seaport," he said. He came up with the comment while speaking at a seminar on "Innovation for Inclusive Governance in Bangladesh" held at a city convention center. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the programme. Among others, Managing Director and CEO of Green-Delta Insurance Co. Ltd. Farzana Chowdhury, Center for Policy Dialogue Executive Director Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Senior Secretary Dr. Shamsul Alam and Asian Development Bank country director Manmohon Prakash spoke at the function. Law Minister Anisul Haque said the government will form a high-powered district case-coordination committee to dispose of all the pending cases across the country. "There are 34 lakh cases still pending. The committee will play a successful role in disposing of all the pending cases immediately," he said. About the scope and nature of the committee, the law minister said the committee will comprise district judges, deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to make the effort a success. Responding to a query, Anisul said the number of pending cases is going up due to different reasons including absence of witnesses. "The district case-coordination committee will deal with the issue collectively," he said.

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