92% cabinet decisions executed: report

The Awami League-led Grand Alliance government has taken 1,055 decisions during its three-and-a-half years in office, and 92 percent or 974 of them have been implemented, a top government official has said.

Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting held in the Secretariat on Monday: "The implementation rate is satisfactory as the rate was 72.76 percent during the previous BNP-led four-party alliance government."

During the BNP-led government, 544 decisions were made in its cabinet meetings and 395 of them were implemented, Bhuiyan said citing a report presented in the cabinet meeting.

He said after the present government took office in 2009, 316 decisions were made in the cabinet meetings the same year and 311 of them were implemented.

According to the report, the number of the decisions made in the cabinet meetings was 311 and 299 in 2010 and 2011, respectively, while that of the decisions implemented was 274 and 245, respectively.

It said of the 154 decisions made by the cabinet in the first six months of the current year, 119 have been implemented and the implementation rate is 74 percent.

A total of 180 laws were enacted and 12 ordinances promulgated in the last three-and-a-half years. The ordinances were later turned into laws. Besides, 33 more are on way to becoming laws.

According to the report, the government signed 86 international deals and memorandums of understanding (MoU) in the three-and-a-half years. The number of policies and work plans formulated during the period is 33.

The Monday's cabinet meeting endorsed the proposal of ratifying the Bilateral Agreement on Promotion and Protection of Investment between Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Two other proposals on ratifying the SAARC Agreement on Mutual Arrangement on Recognition of Conformity Assessment, and the SAARC Agreement on Implementation of Regional Standards were also approved by the cabinet.

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