Bangladesh averted virus-induced economic crisis: PM Hasina

Bangladesh has been largely successful in averting an economic crisis that arced around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Jan 20, 2021
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Bangladesh has been largely successful in averting an economic crisis that arced around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“It was possible to retain economic stability during the pandemic through the government's special steps to counter the crisis,” Hasina said in parliament on Wednesday.

Her comments came as responses to questions from the Jatiya Party’s Rowshan Ara Mannan and Awami League’s Kazim Uddin, according to Dhaka Tribune. 

PM Hasina also said that the government is exploring and sending workers to new, alternative labour markets as the oil-based economy driven Middle East might not remain the same due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"New labour markets are being explored through the [Bangladesh] embassies in this regard.

“Although it was not possible under the present situation to send labours temporarily in South East Asian countries including South Korea and Singapore, sending workers to the Middle East countries has resumed at a desired level," she told parliament.

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