The world’s leading financial newspaper Nikkei sees Bangladesh as an exception in the current economic situation in South Asia. In their recent report titled “Beyond Sri Lanka, economic cyclone bears down on South Asia”, Nikkei has detailed the economic pictures of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Maldives and Bangladesh, thanks to the prudent leadership of Honourable Prime Minister (HPM) Sheikh Hasina. The report says that Bangladesh is an exception in the financial crisis soaring through South Asia which will result in inflation, higher interest rates and currencies depreciation.
HPM Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh would be able to meet six to nine months of import expenditures with the existing foreign currency reserves. “We have money in hand to import foodgrains and others (essentials items) for at least three months during any crisis. We'll be able to import food for six to nine months, not only for three months, with the reserve we have right now," she added. The premier was addressing the 28th founding anniversary programme of Bangladesh Awami Swechhasebak League at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh auditorium in Dhaka, joining it through a virtual platform from her official residence.
HPM Sheikh Hasina has called for strengthened multilateral cooperation and global solidarity among the D-8 member states to ward off the economic crisis driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The Bangladesh premier made the call via video conferencing from the Ganabhaban after joining the celebration of the silver jubilee anniversary of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and the inauguration of the alliance's 20th ministerial conference. She cited measures taken by her government to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the country's economy and revive it to its desired growth trajectory. A readymade garment (RMG) consignment left for Poland from Mongla Port, with the distinction of passing through the Padma Bridge.
After the opening of the country’s bridge of dreams— Padma Multipurpose Bridge, garment items are now being exported for the first time through Mongla Port. The Mongla Port Authority is one of the several entities in the southern region whose operations have grown as a result of the Padma Bridge's opening on June 25 this year. A readymade garment (RMG) consignment left for Poland from Mongla Port with the distinction of passing through the Padma Bridge.
Honourable Deputy Director General (DDG) for Operations of International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Ugochi Daniels praised the Bangladesh government for its exemplary role in migration management and tackling climate change. He also called for continued and flexible support to Rohingyas and host communities as she concluded a five-day visit to Bangladesh (22-26 July). "Bangladesh should be recognised for the important role they play in hosting more than 900,000 Rohingyas and their leadership as a 'champion country' of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration," said DDG.
Renowned US weekly magazine Newsweek has highlighted Bangladesh’s incredible development and significant improvements in cutting poverty in its latest issue. In a story titled ‘Bangladesh: A greener future for a young nation going places fast’ published on Sunday with a picture of HPM Sheikh Hasina and the names of some industrial establishments on the cover. Bangladesh is entering its second half-century in strong shape after celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2021.
People in their thousands including party leaders and activists extended their greetings on social media saying Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Honourable info tech advisor to HPM, has become a voice of the youth in Bangladesh's policy reform circles, marking his birthday on Wednesday. In his 30s, Sajeeb Wazed became an advocate in 2006 when an unelected military-backed regime ruled over Bangladesh in 2007. Over a space for a decade, Sajeeb Wazed, also the son of HPM Sheikh Hasina, would start advocating for a new progressive tech-advanced Bangladesh that resulted in an unprecedented digital transformation on digital landscape.

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