Bangladesh PM says good communication network keeps overall economy rolling

25 Nov 2020 9:42 AM
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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that the wheels of country’s economy were even so in action as the Awami League government could build a extensive communication network throughout the country.

‘We built a thorough network of communication countrywide after Bangladesh Awami League government assumed office… Therefore, the wheels of our economy remain in movement,’ she said.

Expressing her firm perseverance to further increase the communication system designed for the betterment of country’s people, she explained, ‘We have started a lot more works and ideally will complete all those, InshaAllah.’

The head of the federal government said these throughout a video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban marking the opening of three newly constructed bridges in Magura, Jashore and Narayanganj districts and Independence Square in Pabna as part of the ongoing development projects.

Saying that advancement is going on as a result of continuation of today's regime, she said because the formation of the federal government in '09 2009, the incumbent govt had been at work till your day and ‘we could possibly be able to increase the fate of the countrymen.’

She mentioned that through the previous governments, there is potential for development but it was not done substantially. ‘People’s socio-economic condition will get better if country’s communication system turns into better,’ she added.

She said, ‘As we've reduced the poverty price, we have been able to increase per capita income also. Employment establishments are being designed for the persons. Besides, we have as well proved that the grade of people’s lifestyle can be improved actually at the rural level.’

Concurrently, she said that her federal government was implementing the plans and different development projects giving special focus in bettering the country’s overall communication network, ensuring power facilities and advertising the merchandise, attracting investment from abroad and keeping the economy afloat.

Referring the ruling Awami Group, Sheikh Hasina, as well the party president stated, ‘We did not do anything all of the sudden. When the Awami Group was in the opposition, we had a plan to take action.’

Referring to the country’s constitution, Sheikh Hasina explained that it clearly tells about the advancement of country’s persons and realising their (guys) basic needs - food, dresses, shelter, treatment and education.

‘Therefore, whenever I came in federal government, we undertook different production strategies and the country’s people are now obtaining the benefits of those,’ she added.

The prime minister said that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought independence for the united states and wanted to change the fate of the people and eradicate poverty.

During her speech, the premier recalled with due respect the contribution of well known independence fighter Rafiqul Islam Bakul of Pabna, declaring that he was mostly of the who stood by the party together with her and faced the adversities through the BNP regime.

‘We must remember his contribution because he is a liberty fighter,’ she explained, thanking all concerned, including Anjan Chowdhury, for constructing this ‘Independence Square’.

Inaugurating the bridges above the 3 rivers, the prime minister explained that the three bridges were the gift ideas of ‘Mujib Year’ meant for the inhabitants of Mohammadpur, Rupganj and Abhaynagar.

The prime minister reiterated the seriousness of the probable second wave of coronavirus pandemic and emphasised the utilization of masks and urged all to follow the health rules.