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What’s the hold-up?

  • Published at 06:32 pm September 24th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:18 am September 25th, 2017
What’s the hold-up?
Being on time has never been the Bangladeshi way, but our government’s failure to complete priority projects that should have ended years ago is just downright disgraceful. Far from completing them, we have barely made any progress on these so-called priority projects and instead allowed the costs to double. Besides the embarrassment of having to re-negotiate the funds for one of the projects with India after costs increased by an astounding 121%, the mounting costs are simply unacceptable. Such gross misuse of public funds is not what the hard-working tax-payers of Bangladesh deserve, especially when it is a result of our civil administration’s apparent indifference to the needs of the nation. These were labelled priority projects for a reason: We desperately need them to make way for further economic development and to boost transnational connectivity with our neighbours. A strong infrastructure is the framework every country needs to develop sustainably but we are woefully backward in that regard. Sadly, the hold-up on existing projects boils down to a lack of effort and competence on the part of the government officials concerned, which is ironic because they never miss a chance to proclaim how much they care about the nation’s progress and how they will lead the way. The sorry state of our railway system can no longer be excused: We have the funds, the technology, the expertise, and everything ready for us to build a better system, but the only stumbling block is our bureaucracy.
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