Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured the countrymen that there is nothing to be worried as Bangladesh’s economy is in a quite strong position.
“Bangladesh’s economy, in terms of midterm and long-term aspects, is at no risk. I can ensure all of you that there is nothing to worry about,” she said.
The premier made this assurance while addressing a press conference about the outcome of her recently concluded official visit to the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Mentioning that the government has put concentration on making the economy vibrant overcoming all challenges, she said that they’ve given the emphasis on the issue of mitigating people’s sufferings of any kind.
She said, “There is no issue to worry…if we all think that this is our country and we all together have to pull the country ahead.”
Sheikh Hasina said that in the USA she urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to convey her messages to their respective near and dear ones at home to ensure the maximum utilization of their every inch of land and produce whatever they can.
She said whenever Awami League (AL) comes into power it pulls the country ahead. “So, I can say that we will be able to achieve the target of overall economic indicators.”
“But, our people have to remain conscious,” she added.
Besides, she said that there is nothing to be worried about the foreign exchange reserves because, in 1996, the AL government started its journey with US$ 1 billion in reserve, while at that time, electricity generation was 1,300 megawatts, food shortage was 4 million metric tons and the literacy rate was only 45%
The premier said, “I can promise that there is no risk in Bangladesh in any case.”