Provide funds to achieve SDGs : PM

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PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the developed countries to come forward with financial and technical assistance to implement the development goals for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

“To ensure the disbursement of funds is a big challenge to achieve sustainable development goals. For this, the developed countries will have to come forward with financial and technical assistance to implement the development goals,” she said.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Bangladesh Development Forum at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. The slogan of this year’s forum is “Partnership for Development”.

She also said that in addition to traditional financial assistance in dealing with environmental and climate change, the international community will have to be more attentive to the world trade system.

“This can contribute to overall global development, including poverty alleviation, employment generation,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said in the development of ongoing progress, Bangladesh considers private partnerships, including international partner countries and organisations as important.

She mentioned that the government has now initiated the establishment of 100 economic zones in different areas of the country for foreign direct investment, working in other infrastructure development and implementing necessary reform programmes to create a more foreign investment-friendly environment.

“In this regard, recently the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) has been formed by merging Board of Investment and Privatization Commission,” she said.