Highlighting the necessity of innovative ideas, Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the government is working to ensure equal facilities for all.
“Instead of imitating other countries, we have plans of our own to achieve this goal... so far they have been successful,” he said.
The minister made the comments at the inaugural ceremony of the first International Planning and Development Conference at the National Academy for Planning and Development (NAPD) in the capital.
Mentioning Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also invested in research and educational activities, he said, “At each Ecnec and cabinet meeting, she asks us why more research is not being carried out. We can actually plan beforehand with new ideas through research,” the minister added.
Mannan noted that through proper research and innovative ideas, welfare of people can be ensured.
“We need more research so that we can spend our people’s money in the right place and reduce deprivation to some extent,” he said.
He also said the country is under the right leadership and it will be working to ensure justice for all.
NAPD Director General Md Abul Kashem and its Additional Director General AAM Nasirul Kamal also spoke.