Productivity in all sectors to rise by 2030

APO, NPO formulated master plan

Staff Correspondent

22 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The productivity in all sectors of Bangladesh will increase from the current 3.8 percent to 5.6 percent by 2030 in line with a government master plan, said Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun.

"Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and Bangladesh's National Productivity Organization (NPO) have formulated a master plan for 2021-2030 period," said the minister while attending virtual inauguration ceremony of the 60th anniversary of APO on Thursday.

NPO's general secretary Dr. Dr. AKP Mochtan, Director of APO of Japan (Assistant Minister and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) Atsushi Ueno and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam Lee Xuan Dinh spoke on the occasion.

Speaking at the function, Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said that APO and NPO are working together to increase productivity in various sectors including industry, services and agriculture. In order to increase sector-based productivity, it has been decided to assess the needs of different sectors in Bangladesh through experts and  implement short, medium and long term action plans in the light of demand, he added.

APO's activities will contribute to the development of sustainable productivity in the South Asia-Pacific region, the minister hoped.

Minister of Human Resources of Indonesia Ida Fauzihay, Senior Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Cambodia Kitta Settha Pandita Cham Prasidh,  and Union Minister of Industries and Production of Pakistan Muhammad Hamad Azhar, among others, were also present on the occasion.