Atiur hopeful of attaining MDGs by 2015

Posted by BankInfo on Mon, Jan 24 2011 04:25 am

The Country has achieved the lion share of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for which it claimed the UN recognition, and it is on the track to achieve the rest by 2015, Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman said.

“No denying that country developed much in many sectors in last three decades. GDP growth target has been set at 6.7 percent amid global melt down and the present per capital income stands at US$ 751,” Atiur said.

He was addressing the 10th anniversary celebration of Volunteers Association of Bangladesh (VAB) at Agargaon’s LGED auditorium in the city on Saturday.

Bangladesh attained gender equality at the primary and secondary education. It is committed to enrolling all children in primary schools by 2011 and formulated an elaborate and combined education policy to reach the targets.

Mentioning some major gains in country’s education sector, BB Governor said that there are some challenges also at the secondary and its next level of education in the country.

The Governor also lauded VAB initiative of providing education to 40 thousand underprivileged people.

News: Daily Sun/Bangladesh/24 Jan 2011