Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Bangladesh, which was a backward nation 12 years ago, is now moving forward at an indomitable speed under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Today’s Bangladesh is very different from how it was 12 years back. Now Bangladesh’s per capita income has risen to $2227 which nobody could dream about,” he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was addressing the triennial conference of Chattogram City unit of Awami Swechchhasebak League (ASL) virtually from his official residence in the capital.
ASL President Nirmal Ranjan Guha, General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu and other central leaders joined the conference from the organisation’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue.
The minister said Bangladesh agreed to lend $200 million to debt-ridden Sri Lanka from the foreign exchange reserve under a currency swap deal while it has donated about US$ 7.7 million to debt-ridden Sudan during the coronavirus crisis.
“This proves Bangladesh’s economic uplift,” he added.
Quader said BNP is envious of such huge achievements and development of Bangladesh and that is why the party wants to put obstacles in the way of the country’s journey towards prosperity by hatching conspiracies.
BNP wants to fish in troubled waters by creating unrest throughout the country, he said.
The AL general secretary said when people started getting benefits of development of Sheikh Hasina’s government, BNP and its cohorts are out to make evil attempts to halt the country’s positive trend of development and progress.