The cabinet has given final approval to the draft of the "Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute Act, 2017" aimed at creating efficient manpower through giving necessary training and education to the youth.
The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam said at the beginning of the meeting the Cabinet Division placed an annual report on the activities of different ministries and departments in 2016-2017 fiscal year.
The cabinet discussed the present status of construction of the flyovers and elevated express ways in the city to get rid of traffic congestion, hoping that construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)-6 would be finished before schedule.
The cabinet was informed of the progress in the railway, shipping sector, river dredging, water transport sector and sports and cultural arena.