Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Monday said the European Union (EU) is working for the repatriation of Rohingyas to the place of origin in Myanmar’s Rakhine State uniting the whole world.
He said this while briefing reporters after a meeting with an EU delegation, led by its Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink, at his office.
Mustafa Kamal said, “Today, we discussed with the EU representatives different current challenges Bangladesh is facing. The EU believes that Rohingyas must go back to their homeland.”
“Climate change-related problems are a dangerous threat to Bangladesh. China, India and Japan emit carbon but Bangladesh is affected by it. We also had talks about this enemy,” he said.
The minister said Bangladesh is flourishing economically. “The country’s economic growth will further accelerate once the mega projects like the Padma Bridge, Karnaphuli Tunnel and Metro Rail ones are implemented.”
The GDP growth will increase by 1 percent each year on completion of the Padma Bridge, he said. “So, we firmly believe we’ll achieve the double-digit growth within the next five years,” he said.
Mustafa Kamal said the government is working to increase the employment and it is putting emphasis on technology-based education for this.