Bangladesh set to celebrate LDC graduation eligibility


The government on Thursday launched a five-day programme to celebrate Bangladesh’s eligibility for graduation from the group of least developed countries to a developing one.

The government has taken all out preparation for the celebration of the success in the capital city while the festivity will continue for a week across the country.

As the main part of the celebration, prime minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a reception at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the morning.

At the reception, finance minister AMA Muhith handed over the UN’s letter of recognition to the prime minister for the significant achievement of her government in attaining the prestigious status for the nation and the country.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will officially open the programmes at a function at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city this evening.

Different ministries, divisions and government offices are scheduled to bring out processions in the city holding banners and festoons.

The processions will meet at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the evening to join a gala function there. A laser show and a cultural function will be held there on the occasion which will remain to all.

Besides, people from all walks of life, including government officials, are set to take out rallies across the country to celebrate the day.

Similar rallies will also be organised across the country from March 22-28 when ministries will display the government’s achievements in different sectors.

The local administration will also organise photo exhibitions, art competitions, cultural shows, sport events and video shows on development activities.

Tomorrow, a seminar will be held at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden. In the evening, a laser show and water display will be held at Hatirjheel Lake.

Bangladesh has recently officially received the confirmation letter from UN’s Committee for Development Policy about attaining the three graduation criteria to consider for graduation from the group of least developed countries to a developing one.