Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Nov 27) asked the secretaries to take precautionary measures so that the country can avert any financial crisis in the future.
She said: "This is not my word. It is said globally that a famine may appear before the world. We have to take measures in advance from now on so that the looming famine never hurts our country."
The premier was delivering her introductory speech in the Secretaries' Committee Meeting at her Tejgaon office here.
Sheikh Hasina put a number of suggestions for implementation which include being economical in public expenditure, setting priority development projects, diversifying exports, attracting investments, preparing skilled manpower for the fourth industrial revolution, making people aware to bring every inch of fallow land under cultivation and showing austerity in using electricity and gas.
The Prime Minister said when the world economy is reeling from the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, sanctions and counter sanctions have created economic recession across the globe.
One or two countries are getting benefit of the crisis while rest of the countries including the developed ones have been suffering immensely. the PM added.
BDST: 1750 HRS, NOV 27, 2022