The cabinet today approved in principle a Finance Division proposal to create Bangladesh Sovereign Wealth Fund aimed at making foreign reserves useful during the time of needs.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the E-9 countries of the UNESCO to align and integrate their initiatives of 'Education for All' with the SDG-4 to achieve the goal of universal education.

 

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to veteran Awami League leader and former minister, Freedom Fighter Suranjit Sengupta, MP, by placing wreaths on his coffin at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here yesterday afternoon.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the students to read books more to earn knowledge and know the world, saying that the practice of literature could prevent them from stepping into the wrong path.

 

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved eight projects, including one called the 'Local Governance Support Project-3 (LGSP-3)' involving Tk 5,535 crore.

 

The cabinet gave the final nod to the draft of "The Bangladesh Ship Recycling Law, 2017" keeping a provision of tougher punishments for streamlining the country's potential ship recycling industry.

 

Expressing her firm optimism that next general election would be free and fair, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Awami League believes in democracy and the people's rights to vote.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed for continuation of public examinations in Class-V and class-VIII saying those are playing crucial role in confidence building of students for secondary school certificate examination (SSC).

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