Published:  12:51 AM, 13 September 2018

Poverty rate decreased by 18pc in 10yrs: Dr Shirin

Poverty rate decreased by 18pc in 10yrs: Dr Shirin

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said the rate of poverty has reduced to 22 percent from 40 due to the various development works undertaken by the Awami League (AL) government in the last ten years.

"The government has executed huge development works alongside taking time-befitting measures and formulating policies such as setting up 100 economic zones and generating 20,000 megawatt of power which has helped to reduce poverty rate to 22 percent," she said.

She was speaking as chief at the inaugural ceremony of "19th Textech Bangladesh International Expo-2018, 14th Dhaka International Yarn and Febric Show-2018 and 33th Dye Chem Bangladesh Expo-2018" at International Convention City Bashun-dhara, Dhaka yesterday.

Conference Management Services Ltd and CEMS Global jointly organized the expos. Among others, Textile and Jute Minister, Mirza Azam, MP, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, FBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry) President, Safiul Islam (Mohiuddin), and President of Indian Chamber of Commerce President of Indian Chamber and Commerce Rudra Chaterjee, among others, spoke on the occasion. "A revolution has been created in the garment industry as the government has formulated principles and working plans encouraging the garments industry.

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