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PM: Navy to be strengthened if AL voted to power again

  • Published at 02:40 pm November 5th, 2018
PM Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Focus Bangla

Sheikh Hasina stated the government is trying to improve the socioeconomic condition of Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Bangladesh Navy will be strengthened if Awami League is voted into power again.

"If we can return [to power], we will surely make the Navy much stronger, InshAllah," she said on Monday.

The prime minister stated this while attending an event marking the commissioning of a new naval base, BNS Sheikh Mujib; opening a 22-storey building; and laying the foundation stone of BN Township, in Savar, and of BNS Sheikh Mujib, in Khilkhet, of Dhaka.

She said: "We are trying to put Bangladesh's economic condition on a solid ground...we are also trying to modernize the forces, which are the symbols of our independence, so that we can move in the global arena with dignity." 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said after reassuming power in 2009, her government implemented a good number of projects to develop the Navy. 

"The Navy, I can say, has turned into a three-dimensional force, globally, during the period from 2009 to 2018," she added.

Talking about the BNS Sheikh Mujib, the prime minister said this base, apart from its  operational activities, will play a special role in ensuring the public’s welfare and tackling natural calamities.

Upon her arrival at the venue, the prime minister was received by Navy Chief Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed.