Bangladesh highlights ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative
Hossen Sohel of DOT
Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, has highlighted about ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports The Finacial Express.
He highlighted about the initiative, which is a step to the future of work in Bangladesh, at a high-level event on ‘The Future of Work to commemorate ILO Centenary’ at the UN Headquarters on Thursday. The ambassador has also highlighted the Prime Minister’s initiative to empower people by providing decent work for all.
“Bangladesh is on the path of graduation from the LDC category and at this critical juncture, the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed on achieving decent work for all as a vital factor to empower people and ensure inclusiveness and equality,” the ambassador said.
“An exploitation-free, discrimination-free and socially just Bangladesh was envisioned by our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and our national labour policies reflect that principle,” he said.
“Our development plans, policies and initiatives are aimed at reducing informality, making work places safer, and provide better wages and social protection,” he added.
Mr Masud mentioned that the government has been regularly revising the minimum wage for our ready-made garments workers and has also taken initiatives to make more job opportunities for women, people with disabilities and backward and vulnerable communities.
“To create a hundred million jobs by 2030, one hundred new Special Economic Zones are being set up by Sheikh Hasina’s government and the Government is Promoting SMEs for creating decent job opportunities particularly for the youth and women,” he said.