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Govt to 'achieve SDGs in due time'

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Govt to 'achieve SDGs in due time'

State Minister for Ministry of Planning Dr. Shamsul Alam said the government is proceeding with its programmes to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the stipulated time.

“The government has already taken projects based on necessity and public interest to achieve the SDGs. It is making progress in attaining the goals in due time,” he said.

The state minister made the remarks while speaking at a views exchange meeting with representatives of WASH (Water Sanitation

 and Hygiene) Network at his office in Dhaka on Sunday.

About the WASH sector, Dr. Shamsul Alam said the money allocation in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector has been increased in the country’s 8th fifth year planning.

At the views exchange, Deputy Executive Director of the Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP) Mohammad Zobair Hasan gave a presentation about the situation of the country’s WASH sector. He is also the South Asian representative of Santional and Water for All Network. The WASH sector representatives also placed five-point proposals to attain the SDG-6.

The proposals are CSO/NGOs in SDG-6 progress and VNR Preparation AND Budget Discussion and giving Priority to Climate Vulnerable Areas: Increase Pipeline water supply to reach the poorest and achievement of SDG-6 indicators.

They also include CSO engagement in DELTA Plan Implementation and Water Rules 2018 Implementation and Inclusion of five points of WASH sector in Election Manifesto: Increase Budget, reduce Urban-Rural inequality, pipeline water supply, hygiene/MHM Budget.