PV Desk : Extending the credit to the country’s people for LDC graduation to a developing nation, Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said Bangladesh needs to create more employment opportunities alongside ensuring proper use of resources in the coming days to keep up the momentum of progress.

“We’ve to create more employments because the current state of growth in employment is not very welcoming…we’ve to create more employment opportunities,” he said while addressing a discussion of an international workshop.

Economic Relations Division (ERD) Organised the workshop on “Bangladesh Graduation from LDC Status: Opportunities and Way Forward” at a city hotel.

ERD Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam presented a keynote paper in the workshop.

PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Principal Coordinator on SDG Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office Md Abul Kalam Azad, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, Commerce Secretary Shubhashish Bose, UN-OHRLLS high representative Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP regional director for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu, PKSF chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, FBCCI President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and MCCI President Nihad Kabir spoke at the workshop as panelists.

USAID Bangladesh Mission Head Janina Jaruzelski, BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam, Roland Mollerus of UN CDP spoke as designated discussants from the audience.

Highlighting the way forward of Bangladesh after LDC graduation, the Finance Minister said Bangladesh would not be in a difficulty in attracting additional investment. “Now resources will be available to Bangladesh and we’ve to make sure that the use of resources is proper,”

Muhith went on saying, “Sometimes, when you get more resources, you tend to be a little bit relaxed on the use of these resources. But, this is one of the areas in which we’ve done well and we’ve to continue to do well that the use of resources is proper.”

Terming climate change as a very important problem for Bangladesh, he said the government has been adopting many measures of its own in order to tackle this climate change impacts. “We’ve to continue with that.”