In post-pandemic and current geopolitical context, Bangladesh is going through several challenges like inflation, record increase in fuel prices, price hike of daily essentials, balancing of foreign reserve etc. Opposition parties and international communities are often portraying these as that of Sri Lanka. But the truth is, Bangladesh still has a long way to go before its economy crumbles like Sri Lanka. As a result, the Bangladesh government had to deploy its significant resources to check such wrongful information. Instead, those resources could have been better used to resolve all ongoing predicaments while continuing development endeavours with national interest in mind. We have tried to address this issue in our cover story.
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Besides this, the government has taken various policies and strategies to ensure food security, which was praised by the World Bank in its latest report titled ‘Food Security Update’. The people of Bangladesh should know about some authentic data published in the report on the real situation about global security and where does Bangladesh stand.
Through the Ashrayan project, our Honorable Prime Minister has provided homeownership to 600,000 households. For an emotional nation like ours, this project is a significant effort to translate the disadvantaged class’s dream of home and land ownership into reality. Also, the entirety of the project leads towards sustainable development of the country. We have also tried to put some light on Bangladesh’s external debt situation. We have tried to analyze the pros and cons of the foreign debt with expert opinion.