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PM vows again to build poverty-free Bangladesh

Update : 20 Nov 2013, 06:49 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her firm determination to build a hunger and poverty- free Bangladesh by 2021.

“We want to build a hunger and poverty-free Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We want to reach the fruits of independence to the doorsteps of the people,” she said

The prime minister said this while inaugurating nine development projects of Chandpur district through videoconferencing from Gonobhaban on Wednesday morning.

The projects included a 160-MW combined cycle power plant, Hymechar Protection Embankment, Chandpur Irrigation Protection Embankment, Jahmjhamia Bridge, Chandpur Regional Passport Office and newly-constructed building of Chandpur Press Club.

She also laid the foundation stones of three new projects to be implemented in the district. These included a coast guard station and Marine Technology Institute

The prime minister reiterated her commitment to provide electricity to every house of the country if her party is voted to power again in the next general elections.

She also pledged to nationalise a college and a high school in every upazila and set up a central mosque with modern facilities in each district and upazila headquarters of the country.

Terming her government as people-friendly, Sheikh Hasina said the country has achieved tremendous progress over the last five years as her government implemented various projects for the welfare of the people.

In this regard, she mentioned the stunning development in the sectors of agriculture, power, health, education, ICT and infrastructure sectors.

The people are now getting the benefits of the initiatives of her government, she said.

Referring to the inauguration of various projects in Chandpur from Gonobhaban through videoconferencing, the prime Minister said it has proved that Bangladesh has much advanced in the IT sector. Sheikh Hasina urged the people to cast their vote for Awami League and help maintain the democratic trend and ongoing development.

Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Home Minister Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Chandpur District AL President Dr Shamsul Haque Bhuiyan and AL central leader Sujit Roy Nondi also spoke through videoconferencing from Chandpur.

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