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Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim Monday said Bangladesh is on the right path to become a developed country by 2041 with the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Bangladesh will join the middle-income group by 2021 if our economy continues its 7 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth trend,” he said while inaugurating the secretariat building complex of Partners in Population and Development (PPD), an intergovernmental initiative created specifically for the purpose of expanding and improving South-to-South collaboration in
the fields of reproductive health, population, and development, at Agargaon here, said a press release, reports BSS.
“Bangladesh is continuing its developing process maintaining relationships with other countries. Government led by the Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina is giving emphasis on strengthening bilateral, regional and international relationships,” said the minister.
“Bangladesh has become a role model to the world leaders in the development of health sector besides the overall socio-economic progress in last nine years,” minister Nasim added.
PPD consists of 26 developing countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, added the press release.
PPD acting executive director Dr Hu Hongtao, China’s National Health
Commission deputy minister Wang Pei’en, Benin’s deputy minister for health
Lucien Toko, Tunisia’s National Board for Family and Population director Dr
Rafla Tej Dellagi, India’s Family Planning Commission deputy commissioner Dr
S K Sikder, among others, were present on the occasion.