Bangladesh mulls introducing one-child policy

July 11th, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 11 (Xinhua) Taking a cue from China, Bangladesh might introduce a one-child policy to control its spiralling population growth. On the occasion of the World Population Day, Chief Adviser to Bangladesh’s caretaker government Fakhruddin Ahmed Friday called upon all concerned to make contribution to build Bangladesh with tolerable population, which is added by nearly three million people every year.

Ahmed stressed the need for strengthening the campaign targeting the working class, landless, floating people and slum dwellers to control population across the country.

A.K.M Nurunnabi, project director of Dhaka University Population Science Department, said at a discussion here Friday the days of having two children by a couple have ended.

Bangladesh must enter the age of one child by a couple, he said.

According to the state-run Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) , the country’s population was 144 million in 2007.

Bangladesh is the world’s most densely populated nation with around 1,000 people living in one square kilometre of area.

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