Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Friday said that Bangladesh is getting more importance to foreigners due to its geological position and development.
‘That’s why, Bangladesh is remained under surveillance of the foreigners. We have fallen into the global game,’ he said.
Momen came up with the claim responding to reporters after addressing as chief guest at an inaugural programme of twelve development projects, implemented in Sylhet sadar upazila by the local government engineering department.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the auditorium of the sadar upazila council at noon.
‘A party and their expatriate associates are engaged in spreading propaganda to the foreigners about Bangladesh,’ the minister complained.
‘Just as the rich countries cannot tolerate the development of China, like the same, they do not want the development of Bangladesh,’ he commented.
‘Peace and stability is prevailing in the country because Awami League is in the power,’ the foreign minister said.
Mentioning massive developments over the past fourteen and a half years, he said, ‘Sheikh Hasina’s government is needed again and again to maintain continuation of the development in the country.’
He also said that more than 300 projects worth about Tk189 crore have been implemented to improve the living standards of the people of the sadar upazila.
Stating few projects, not completed yet, Momen asked the engineers concerned to complete the tasks before next general election.
The foreign minister, however, highlighted the fact of increasing the prices of goods including construction materials in the post-COVID period and said that it was also a reason behind delay in implementation of several development projects.
He told that the price of essential goods did not increase only because of scarcity, it also due to various reasons especially of middlemen.
‘Everybody should have to be careful so that no piece of land will remain uncultivated. Planting a pepper plant can meet the need for pepper of a family. All of us should be careful about these matters,’ the minister urged.
Among others, Sylhet City Corporation newly elected mayor Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury, Sylhet district Awami League president Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, Sadar upazila parishad chairman Ashfaq Ahmad, leaders of local AL and its affiliate organisations, public representatives, government officials and employees of the sadar upazila attended the programme.
Source : News Age Bangladesh