Jatiya Sangshad Speaker and CPA Executive Committee Chairperson Dr. Shirin SharminChaudhury has come up with her courageous speech inviting all nations and donor agencies to take effective initiatives for resolving the crisis of the Rohingyas, who have fled to Bangladesh from the atrocities of the Burmese army.
She made the call while addressing the Parliamentary Network Workshop, jointly arranged by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) at IMF headquarters at Washington DC on 10 October, said a press release.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership in country’s economic progress is highly praised globally. But a large number of displaced Rohingyas took shelter in Bangladesh from the neighboring Myanmar. Only on humanitarian ground, Bangladesh gave them shelter which now becomes the burden for Bangladesh” said Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin.
Issues on employment, technology, trade, education, climate change and disaster management were discussed in the daylong workshop.
She also said Bangladesh government has been working relentlessly to improve the skills of the workforce of the country.
Dr. Shirin said under the National Skills Development Policy, workforce, especially women and youths, are getting the chance to take part directly in the country’s progress through increasing their skills.
“Not only development of skills, but attitude change is also a must for balanced and sustainable development,” she further said.
The Speaker of the Parliament also stressed on searching alternative to fossil fuels aiming to ensure proper utilization of energy.
Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change although its role in global pollution is relatively low, adding to this, she also said that Bangladesh has been using its limited resources with a particular focus on environmental sustainability.
She also urged the affluent countries to extend more help to the nations which are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir also attended the workshop.