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‘Bangladesh to set another precedent by implementing SDGs on time’

  • Published at 10:12 pm July 5th, 2018
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File photo of Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Dhaka Tribune

'Bangladesh is moving ahead successfully with the action plan to implement SDGs on time under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina'

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said Bangladesh will set another precedent by implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on time just like the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

“Bangladesh is moving ahead successfully with the action plan to implement SDGs on time under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said while addressing a national conference on SDGs as the chief guest.

General Economic Division (GED) of Planning Commission and Governance Innovation Unit of Prime Minister’s Office organized the three-day national conference on the review of SDGs implementation in capital’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, said a press release.

United Nations (UN) has set 17 goals with 169 targets and 241 indicators to attain UN sustainable development.

Saying that Bangladesh started working on attaining SDGs in 2015 and first phase has been completed on June 30, the minister revealed that the mid-term phase to attain the goals will be completed in 2020 while the long-term phase will end in 2030.

“Bangladesh is moving forward towards balanced development underpinned by the SDGs,” added Tofail.

BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed spoke as special guest with Chief Coordinator on SDGs Affairs of Prime With Minister’s Office Md Abul Kalam Azad in the chair, the seminar was also addressed by Former Senior Secretary of Public Administration Dr Mozammel Haque Khan and GED member DrShamsul Alam.