DHAKA, Feb 8, 2023 (BSS) - Lawmakers today said the economic structure of the country has been changed due to the vibrant leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The economic structure of Bangladesh has been changed due to the excellent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, they said while taking part in the discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President's speech at the Jatiya Sangsad here with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
Taking part in the discussion, the lawmakers highlighted different development activities in various sectors, including communication, socio-economic, education, youth and sports, and information and communication technology (ICT) under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The President in his 168-page speech on January 5 last, on the first day of the maiden session-2023 of the 11th parliament, focused on the country's massive successes in different sectors.
"A positive change has come in the economic structure of the country where agriculture, industries and service sectors are respectively contributing 12, 33 and 51 per cent to the GDP", said Jatiya Sangsad Deputy Leader Matia Chowdhury of Sherpur-2.
As the country's economic structure is changing and that's why the country is witnessing tremendous success one after another, said the deputy leader, adding "Our export and foreign investment also have been increased due to the economic infrastructure changes."
In 2021-22, the country's overall export outlay was $60.97 billion and the total foreign investment outlay was $3.4 billion, she told the parliament.
Coming down heavily on the role of the BNP, the deputy leader said competition and grievance may be placed in politics, but the BNP is usually pursuing unethical way and make falsehood in politics.
Participating in the discussion, the leader of the opposition Raushan Ershad of Mymensingh-4 urged the government to establish good governance in every sphere so that the advantage of development could reach to the people.
Treasury bench lawmakers including Leader of the Jatiya Sangsad Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury of Madaripur-1, Deputy leader of the opposition Golam Mohammad Quader of Lalmonirhat-3, also participated in the discussion.
Earlier, the chief whip Nur-E Alam Chowdhury came up with a proposal for holding a discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President's speech in the House and then it was seconded by treasury bench lawmaker Md. Shahiduzzaman Sarker.
The lawmakers also thanked the President for giving a timely speech highlighting the success stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.
Earlier, they paid a rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to establishing an independent Bangladesh.