Govt takes measures to expand civic amenities to villages: HPM Sheikh Hasina

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Published on February 27, 2019
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Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina has said effective measures have been taken under “My Village, My Town” project aimed at expanding civic amenities to the villages.

“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the commitment of taking effective measures in phases for reducing the gap between the villages and
cities (to reach civic amenities to the villages),” she said while replying to a query from opposition lawmaker Md Mujibul Haque during the PM’s Q/A session at the Jatiya Sangsad here.

Bangabandhu committed to raise agricultural movement, electrify rural areas, ensure standard education, flourish cottage and other industries, develop communications system and public healthcare services to lessen the gap between the towns and villages, she also said.

“We have taken ‘My Village, My Town,’ project to materialize the commitment of Bangabandhu,” she continued.

Initiatives for expansion of giving facilities of modern cities to villages, the government will construct improved roads and communications, arrange pure drinking water and modern healthcare services and proper treatment, ensure standard education, developed proper sanitation and waste management, increase supply of power and mineral, ensure computer with speeding internet facilities, and ensure standard consumer products, she also said.

The government will encourage in setting up group wise bio-gas plants and solar power panels and giving assistance as well aimed at increasing supply of power and mineral resources at villages, she continued.

“The main target of the government is to reach education and healthcare services to each of the villages,” she said.

Bangladesh had been recognized as one of the poorest countries in the world from 1975 (after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) to 1996.—Awami League formed the government on January 12 in 1996 after 21 years and with it, the people got their government and tasted freedom as well, she said.

To this end, she said, this five-year was the golden era for the people as the country had achieved significant progress to the socioeconomic sector,” she also said.

The AL came to power again after winning the national election on December 29 in 2008 with getting a two-thirds majority after facing a defeat through a farcical election in 2001, she said, adding that AL assumed office for the third term on December 30 last following the nationwide massive development carried out by the AL government.