Edn policy to build awareness of graft: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said the recently announced national education policy would encourage the students to build a corruption free society.
She made the remarks when British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Stephen Evans paid a courtesy call on her at Prime Minister's Office.
After the meeting PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said the PM informed the British envoy that her government has attached the highest priority to the education sector. The government is considering providing tiffin to school students to check dropout.
Hasina said the government is also working to reach healthcare facilities to common people through community clinics as well as to reduce women and child mortality rate, secure food security and establish women rights.
The PM sought British cooperation for power generation and exploration of gas and oil in Bangladesh.
Recalling British support to the return of democracy in Bangladesh, Hasina thanked the UK government for its development assistance programme to attain the Millennium Development Goals and tackle the adverse impacts of the global climate change.
Appreciating the UK's role for duty free and quota free access of Bangladeshi goods to the EU market, Hasina expressed her happiness over the growing trade, investment and economic relation between the two countries.
She hoped that the bilateral trade would increase several folds given the existing potentials that would help overcome economic recession.
PM's Adviser Prof Gowher Rizvi, Ambassador at Large M Ziauddin, Principal Secretary M A Karim and Secretary to the PM Office Molla Waheeduzzaman were present in the meeting.