‘Covid-19 slowdown new job creation’

Staff Correspondent

21 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Speakers at a webinar said the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down new job creation in Bangladesh.

The webinar oragnsied by SDG Youth Forum in collaboration with Daffodil International University's Eco Network Club titled ‘SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth with Special Reference to Bangladesh’ in the capital recently.

Prof Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited presented keynote in the webinar, said a press release.

In his speech, Prof. Dr. Salim said the outbreak of the Corona epidemic had led to a slowdown new job creation and economic growth but the government's announced Covid-19 stimulus package was helping to alleviate it to some extent.

He added that the Corona pandemic has had a negative impact on the lives of marginalized and low-income people. If the wheel of post-Corona economy is revived and the SDGs are implemented as per the action plan by 2030, the poverty line will go down to 2-3 percent and per capita income will improve.

SDG Youth Forum Dhaka Team Co-ordinator Farhana Bari presided over the function and Office Secretary Minhazur Rahman Shihab conducted the function.

Rubana Hossain, Secretaty General of Zonata International Tourism & Hospitality Council was present as the panel speaker.