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PM Hasina: Delta Plan to ensure country’s economic growth, food, water security

  • Published at 03:25 pm January 20th, 2021
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File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Focus Bangla

Mentioning Awami League government as the government for the country's development, she said the 100-year Delta Plan has been prepared for the country’s long term and sustainable development, which also focuses on building the country as a prosperous one within 2041

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Parliament on Wednesday said the “Delta Plan-2100” would ensure the country’s economic growth, water, and food security as well as environmental stability in the long run overcoming various challenges, especially adverse impact of climate changes. She made the remarks in the Parliament while replying to a tabled question from the opposition lawmaker Md. Mashiur Rahman Ranga of Rangpur-1.

She said: “Vision of the Delta Plan-2100 is to build a prosperous Bangladesh through adopting compact, comprehensive, and effective strategies befitting with the changes of time,” reports BSS. 

Mentioning Awami League government as the government for the country's development, she said the 100-year Delta Plan has been prepared for the country’s long term and sustainable development, which also focuses on building the country as a prosperous one within 2041.

She also said: “The Delta Plan-2100 will be used for river dredging, river navigability, land raising from sea level and cultivation, housing, agriculture, and industrialization, etc. The Delta Plan-2100, which was approved by the National Economic Council (NEC) on September 4, 2018, has been framed with three national goals in higher level and six specific goals related to the delta.

“The higher level three goals are to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030, attain the status of a higher-middle-income nation by 2030, and have a prosperous nation by 2041,” she added.

The prime minister said a high-level committee named “Delta Governance Council” has already been formed to provide political decision and direction for its overall implementation. The Delta Plan-2100 would be implemented through 17 five-year plans, along with 80 projects to be implemented by 2030 involving an estimated cost of TK2,978 billion which is 2.5% of the country’s GDP.

She further added that the process of formulating a policy related to Delta Fund Structure and its operation is under way.

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