If voted to power again, the Awami League will enact laws to ensure accountability of the MPs for their activities in and outside parliament.
The ruling party is likely to come up with the promise in its election manifesto for the 10th parliamentary polls at a time when the party is visibly embarrassed at the sharp rise in the wealth of some party lawmakers and former ministers in last five years.
AL President Sheikh Hasina, also the prime minister, will unveil the manifesto at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at 3.00pm today.
The manifesto titled "Bangladesh moving forward" will highlight the government's successes in different sectors and detail the party's election pledges, party sources said.
Although most of the major parties are not contesting the January 5 polls, the AL will pledge to make the 10th parliament effective by ensuring the presence of all lawmakers.
According to sources, if the party forms the government again, it will construct another bridge over the Padma river in addition to the ongoing one, a second Jamuna bridge, a modern international airport, the proposed deep seaport in Sonadia, a circular rail route around Dhaka city and the Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway. The AL will also promise not to allow any activity of international terrorist and separatist organisations on Bangladesh soil.
With a view to making Bangladesh a real middle-income country by 2021, the party will pledge to increase the per capita income to $1,500 from existing $1,044, the growth rate to 10 percent from the existing 6.2 percent and to reduce poverty rate to 13 percent from the existing 26 percent in the next seven years.
The AL manifesto will also include the promise to take the electricity generation capacity to 24,000 MW from the existing 10,000 MW.
In the manifesto, the party has set nine priorities: ensuring peace and stability in the country by eliminating militancy, terrorism and communalism, taking measures to make parliament effective, forging a national consensus to keep the democratic process uninterrupted, completing the trials of war criminals and executing the verdicts, strengthening the National Human Rights Commission and appointing an ombudsman to ensure transparency in the activities of the government, strengthening the Election Commission, making the local government system more effective through decentralization of power, taking tough actions against black money, extortion, tender manipulation and bribery and making the ACC stronger, and freeing the law enforcement agencies from political influences.
The manifesto will also highlight the major successes of the AL government's tenure from 1996 to 2001, the misrule of the BNP-Jamaat coalition government during 2001-2006, the attempts of the past caretaker government to create a political vacuum and strangle democracy in the country, the achievements of the AL-led grand alliance government and the non-cooperation of the opposition parties in the development of the country, sources said.
For the industries sector, the AL will pledge measures to attract investments both from home and abroad, including from the expatriate Bangladeshis, and to strengthen the readymade garment sector.
In a bid to fully implement the Vision-2021, the party will announce its plans to ensure food security, employment for the unemployed youths and full implementation of the education policy.
The AL will also pledge to fully implement the CHT Peace Accord.
After announcing the manifesto, Sheikh Hasina will give a speech seeking vote for 'boat' symbol.
The party is unveiling its election manifesto just a week before the elections boycotted by most of the opposition parties including the BNP-led 18-party alliance whereas it had announced its manifesto titled "Charter for Change" 17 days before the December 29, 2008 parliamentary polls contested by all major political parties.
Elections will be held in 146 constituencies out of 300 on January 5 as a total of 154 candidates are set to be elected uncontested.