BD to achieve SDGs before 2030: Muhith

19 December 2016

Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh would be able to achieve the many targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before 2030, Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said at a workshop organized by jointly Inter Press Service and UN Foundation in the city.
 "The government is working tirelessly to achieve the SDGs . . . poverty alleviation should no more be a continuous process, rather it must be
sustainable," he said while addressing as the Chief Guest the inaugural session of the media training workshop at Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) auditorium in the city.
Terming climate change as one the major problems, Muhith said the coastal people are facing many problems including flood, river bank erosions, cyclone and drought due to this natural phenomenon.
"Bangladeshis bearing the burden of excessive carbon emissions caused by the industrialized nations, who are mainly responsible for global warming, a great challenge for the mother Earth," he added.
The country is moving forward by overcoming all challenges. Despite having a little contribution to global carbon emission, Bangladesh is facing many problems due to adverse impact of global climate change, he said.
Among others, Economist Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad and Director General of Inter Press Service Farhana Haque Rahman were present on the occasion.

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