The government has set a target of increasing productivity in all sectors to 5.6 per cent from the current 3.8 per cent by 2031.
The 15th meeting of the National Productivity Council (NPC) held on Sunday suggested implementation of action plans to increase sector-wise productivity, reports BSS.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun presided over the virtual meeting. State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder was present at the meeting as vice-chairman.
The NPC also decided to publish the manuscript with the aim of including ‘Productivity Concepts and Modernisation’ in the ninth-tenth grade self-employment and business enterprise textbook.
In addition, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) was requested to expedite the Labour Force Survey to determine the level of productivity in the agriculture, services and industrial sectors in addition to the ongoing activities.
At the meeting, it was decided to broadcast a program on ‘Strategy for Productivity Development’ on Bangladesh Television with the aim of further strengthening the productivity movement.
In his speech, Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun laid emphasis on increasing productivity in all sectors including agriculture and industry to realise Bangabandhu’s dream of building a golden Bengal.
He said the Ministry of Industries is working to increase productivity to 5.6 per cent at the national level by 2030 to implement the development goals announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In the current context of globalisation, increasing productivity is an inevitable demand of the time, he remarked.
Kamal Mojumder said more attention should be paid to workers to increase productivity.
“We need to ensure technical education and training for them. They need to improve their working environment,” he added.