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PM: Working to make rural economy stronger

  • Published at 08:19 pm November 2nd, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a function, marking the 48th National Cooperative Day at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Saturday, November 2, 2019 Focus Bangla

The government has already ensured internet facilities across Bangladesh so that rural people can avail the benefits 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government is working to make Bangladesh’s rural economy stronger by putting emphasis on improving the lifestyle of villagers.

Sheikh Hasina made the statement addressing a function, marking the 48th National Cooperative Day, and awarding the recipient of the National Cooperative Award at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Saturday, reports UNB.

She said: "We want to make the rural economy stronger so that people can earn enough in their own villages and make the rural economy more vibrant. We are taking steps keeping all these in mind."

"People in rural areas will get the facilities just like as urban areas. We also want to improve sanitation and communications systems in villages," the premier added.

She furthered the government has already ensured internet facilities across Bangladesh so that rural people can avail the benefits of it.

Turning to the cooperative movement, Sheikh Hasina said the government wants more crops to be produced on existing arable lands, and this movement is the most appropriate tool for us. "The people of the country will never extend their hands to anyone for food," she said.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam, Parliamentary Standing Committee on LGRD and Cooperatives Ministry Chairman Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, LGRD and Cooperatives State Minister Swapan Bhattacharjee, Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Secretary Md Kamal Uddin Talukder, President of Bangladesh Cooperative Union Sheikh Nadir Hossain Lipu, and Director General of the Department of Cooperatives, Md Abdul Mazid, also spoke at the event.