Rotary will partner with PMO to achieve SDGs in Bangladesh


City Desk :
Rotary in Bangladesh has declared that hundreds of its clubs and thousands of Rotarians across the country will work with the government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Bangladesh as part of its focus on serving humanity.
In a daylong Incoming Leaders Training Seminar (ILTS) held at BIAM Auditorium in Dhaka, the Rotary leaders declared on Friday evening that they were working to build partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to promote the SDGs. Rotary as an international humanitarian organisation works in seven areas including water, sanitation, providing clean water, saving mothers and children and protecting the environment, reports UNB.
The Rotary leaders said that many of the UN-declared targets under the SDGs with a 2030 deadline are aligned with Rotary’s seven areas of focus, and thus Rotary’s partnership with the government would be a win-win proposition.
Akhter Hossain, Senior Secretary and Principal Coordinator of the SDGs, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), said Bangladesh is progressing in achieving many of the SDG targets under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He said that the government is keen to partner with a reputed humanitarian group like Rotary, which has an international standing to serve humanity through service projects in Bangladesh and else where to achieve the target of the SDGs.
Monirul Islam, Additional Secretary on the SDGs, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Bangladesh, made a detailed presentation on the SDGs and its advancement in Bangladesh.