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PM Hasina urges completion of dev projects hindered by small funding

  • 'Focus on rural development along with infrastructure'
  • Says government will take up new projects



Update : 13 Feb 2024, 06:56 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked authorities concerned to quickly finish the development projects that are being delayed due to the allocation of small funds.

“I will ask the cabinet secretary to convey this to all secretaries in different ministries so such projects are completed quickly,” she told the Ecnec meeting at the NEC conference room in Agargaon. 

She also said that the deadline for some development projects has been increased, but those also have to be completed very soon.

“Because, if that remains unfinished, costs of the projects will increase unnecessarily and it also kills time. Make sure that this is done,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina emphasized rural development along with building infrastructure.

“I think besides the infrastructural development, we also need the overall development of the rural areas,” she said.

She said that with the finishing of these projects, it would be easy for the government to take up new development programs.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that for the socioeconomic development of the country, the government must take development projects.

In this regard, she asked all to remain cautious while taking on any kind of development project so that the government could attain its goal.

She mentioned that due to global conditions, the country is facing some pressure on the economy. Otherwise, the country was moving fast towards prosperity.

“The growth was increasing, development was expediting, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the whole world came to a standstill, and when the whole world started to move from that situation, it was hit by the Ukraine-Russia war followed by sanctions, counter-sanctions,” she said.

She also mentioned that the world is bracing for another phase of instability after Israeli troops launched heinous attacks on innocent people in Palestine.

“As a result, the cost and time of transportation has increased manifold," she said.

She said that due to these external factors the pressure is on in Bangladesh. 

The prime minister said she has requested all to utilize every inch of arable land in the country for the production of food grains.

“And it has given us better results,” she said.

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