Delta Plan to accelerate progress, says Hasina

Staff Correspondent

3 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government outlined the ‘Delta Plan 2100’ to accelerate Bangladesh’s progress in the next 100 years.

The premier said the draft proposal of the mega plan would be placed before the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council on Tuesday.

The plan will help keep the delta alive facing the threat of climate change, she told reporters at a briefing at her official residence Ganabhaban.

“The plan has been outlined to foster the country’s progress,” she said.

Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, said her government had been working relentlessly to develop Bangladesh as a developed country by 2041.

“If people cast their votes for us, we will remain  in the office. But if they don’t vote for us, we won’t be holding the office. But we have been working with a target as the country’s progress will not be possible without visionary planning,” she said.

The premier said her government had been going ahead with the Vision 2020 and 2041.

“Our plan for the period between 2041 and 2100 has also been outlined. The country will continue to go forward,” she said.

The press conference was organized to brief the journalists about the outcome of her just-concluded official visit to Nepal.

Sheikh Hasina visited Nepal on August 30-31 to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

On the sidelines of the summit, she held meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chief Adviser (Head of Interim Govt) of Bhutan Dasho Tshering Wangchuk.