New cabinet vows to hold continuation of development pace

Staff Correspondent

8th January, 2019 02:33:58 printer

New cabinet vows to hold continuation of development pace

The new cabinet members have expressed their pledges to work hard for continuing the ongoing pace of development in the country.


Shortly after taking oath as cabinet members on Monday, they expressed their promises to work sincerely to implement the unfinished tasks of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


They will execute the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to uphold the pace of the development.


Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said he will work out appropriate plans to develop the country’s economic condition further.


Mustafa Kamal, who was earlier planning minister, is expected to use his expertise and experience in his current job to boost economic sector.


He vowed to handle challenges and obstacles aptly and make best use of opportunities to succeed in his bid.


Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said the countrymen have entrusted the Awami League-led government with great responsibility by casting votes and ensuring landslide victory.


He promised to work hard to implement various development goals set by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


“Our priority tasks will be to meet expectations of the people who voted Awami League to power for a third consecutive term. My new job is a challenging one. I’ll work hard to contribute to implementation of the development goals of the premier,” he added.


He underscored the need for appropriate work plans and execution for implementation of visions 2021, 2030 and 2041 and delta plan set by Sheikh Hasina.


He sought support and cooperation from all concerned in this regard.


Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said he will provide state assistance to good media outlets which are crippling for financial and other problems.


‘I will look into how the state can assist the credible and good media outlets either print or electronic,” he added.


Praising the work of his predecessor Hasanul Haq Inu, he said he will implement the unfinished tasks as per directives of the prime minister.


Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said she will take appropriate and timely steps to promote education in the country.


She said the education sector will be developed to such an extent which is needed to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ envisaged by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, “We will work hard to uphold the pace of the development wrought during the previous terms of the Awami League-led government.”


The new cabinet will work to implement the existing projects and adopt new ones for the country’s uninterrupted journey towards development goals.


Dr Md Enamur Rahman, state minister for Disaster Management and Relief, said, “I’ll discharge my ministerial duties with honesty, sincerity and perseverance. I’ll also work to build the country based on the Liberation War spirit and patriotism.”


AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, deputy minister for Water Resources, said he will try to do what is needed to protect people’s rights to safe water and serve the nation.