She made the statement while inaugurating the mining work of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to make Bangladesh a country that will draw wonder from the rest of the world.
"I want to build Bangladesh in such a way that the whole world will look at it with wonder," she said while attending a civic rally, as the chief guest, after inaugurating mining work of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel at Patenga, Chittagong, on Sunday afternoon.
"This is my only expectation," she said. "I do not want name and wealth. My only desire is that the people of Bangladesh keep moving forward with their heads held high."
She added: "That is the reason I want to introduce new concepts in the country, so people can live a solvent life, with dignity."
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Senior Secretary of Bridges Division Khandakar Anwarul Islam and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zou also spoke at the function.
A representative of China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC), which has been appointed as a consultant for construction of the tunnel, presented a replica of the tunnel to the prime minister.