Lawmakers hail president’s speech focusing on establishing digital Bangladesh

Publish: 5:36 PM, January 17, 2022 | Update: 5:36:PM, January 17, 2022

DHAKA,  – Treasury bench lawmakers today hailed President M Abdul Hamid’s speech in the parliament saying the speech truly focused on the tale of establishing a digitalized country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last thirteen years.

They said the head of the state, in his 169-page speech yesterday, on the first day of the maiden session in 2022 of the 11th parliament, highlighted different development activities in various sectors including socio-economic, political, cultural, education, youth and sports, information and communication technology (ICT) and foreign relations.

Referring to establishment of a digitalized country, State minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, “Bangladesh has turned into a middle income country from a least developed one under the able leadership of the incumbent prime minister since 2008.” During the corona situation, the state minister said the government has conducted uplift activities in various sectors through developing the information technology infrastructure under the close supervision of Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed.

Participating in the discussion, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury said the present government has taken an initiative to develop skilled based education system as it will help reduce unemployment in the country. Mentioning that the president in his speech highlighted the development goals for materializing the government’s Vision-2031 and 2041, he said his speech would inspire people to work jointly being imbued with the spirit of Liberation War.

Earlier, the chief whip Nur-E Alam Chowdhury came up with a proposal for holding discussion on thanksgiving motion of the president’s speech in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Lawmakers including State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Ashim Kumar Ukil, Amirul Alam Milon, Anwarul Abedin Khan, Nazimuddin Ahmed, Umme Kulsum Srimiti and Mst. Khaleda Khanam took part in the discussion.

The lawmakers said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to turn the country into a developed one. They also thanked the president for delivering a timely speech highlighting the success stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity. Earlier, they paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his great contribution to establishing the independent Bangladesh.