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Cabinet approves President's JS speech

By BSS, Dhaka
08th-Dec-2017       
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The cabinet on Thursday approved the draft of the speech to be delivered by the President in the first parliament session of the next year.
The approval came from a Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
"The President's speech delivered in the first session of a year usually comprises of two parts -- the main speech and the abridged speech," cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters in the cabinet division conference room of Bangladesh Secretariat.
He said the speech of the President to be delivered in the first parliament session of the next year would highlight nine subjects, including the overall situation of the country and the macroeconomic scenario and steps taken for socio-economic development of the country.
Among the other subjects to be focused on are successes achieved, programmes and guidelines in various sectors to implement the Vision 2021, implementation of various programmes for the development of ICT sector and thus building Digital Bangladesh.
The President's speech will also cover employment generation at home and abroad, extension of the social safety net programmes, progress in the trial process of the war criminals, achievements in foreign relations, administrative policy and strategy, development philosophy, and the guidelines towards progress and prosperity.
Shafiul said the main speech of the President would contain some 72,386 words while the abridged version would contain some 7,457 words.

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