Muhith sees no poor in Bangladesh by 2024

first_imgFinance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith.Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday stated there will be no poor people in the country by 2024.His statement matches that of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus who earlier expressed determination to send poverty to the museum.”Bangladesh will be able to end poverty by 2024 though the international deadline for poverty reduction is 2030,” Muhith told a seminar. It was organised by Sadhana Sangsad, a research and development organisation, to mark its silver jubilee at a city hotel, reports UNB.The finance minister said some special kind of people like autistic people and senior citizens always depend on the government in every country and the lowest rate of this dependent people is in Malaysia.”Only 7 per cent people in Malaysia depend on government and I believe that by 2024 our country will become able to reach that ratio,” said Muhith.The minister also said the way the country is now moving ahead, it will become a developed country by 2041.Sadhana Sangsad secretary general Delwar Hossain Bhuiyan presented the keynote paper titled ‘Potential risks of travel abroad, increase in remittance and role of agent banking and Sadhana Sangsad’ in the seminar.Delwar proposed creating skilled workers and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and creating employment abroad by giving them training, investing foreign exchange in profitable sectors, making the bank management system easier and maintaining good relations with the recruiting agents and others.Sadhana Sangsad president Mohammad Ali Ashraf, MP, presided over the seminar.last_img