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Execution of Cabinet decisions improves

  • Published at 08:51 pm January 22nd, 2018
Execution of Cabinet decisions improves
Around 78% decisions of the Cabinet, taken in the 4th quarter of the last year, has been implemented, which is 9% higher than that of the same period in the previous year. This was revealed at the regular Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office with the premier Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Monday. According to cabinet sources, a total of 68 decisions have been taken in eight cabinet meetings from October 1 to December 31, 2017. "Among them 53 decisions have been implemented while 15 decisions are under the implementation process," Cabinet Division secretary of coordination and reformation NM Ziaul Alam said while briefing reporters after the meeting at the secretariat. During the corresponding period of previous year, 68.94% of cabinet decisions were implemented. The secretary said the cabinet was informed about the measures taken for the graduation of Bangladesh from the status of Least Developed Country (LDC). He said three indexes are considered in the graduation process from the LDCs status and Bangladesh has already fulfilled the necessary conditions to come out from the LDC status. The three indexes are Gross National Income (GNI) per capita, Human Assets Index (HAI) and Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI). "Bangladesh's position is very good in all the three indexes," he added. A country needs at least $1,230 GNI per capita, 66 HAI and maximum 32 EVI. Ziaul said the GNI per capita of Bangladesh is $1,271, while HAI is 72.9 and EVI is 24.8, according to the statistics of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). As per the statistics of CPD, GNI per capita of Bangladesh is $ 1,271, while HAI is 72.8 and EVI is 25. He said the name of Bangladesh will be recommended for the graduation in the upcoming triennial LDC review to be held in March next. Bangladesh will need to sustain its achievement in the three indexes in two consecutive triennial reviews for coming out from the LDCs status.