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Govt takes measures to expand civic amenities to villages: PM

DHAKA, Feb 27, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh
Hasina today 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 commitment of
taking effective measures in phases for reducing 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 question-
answer 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 reduce 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.

“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 assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman) to 1996.—Awami League formed 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 socioeconomic sector,” she also
said.

The AL came to power again after winning the national election on December 29
in 2008 with getting two-third 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.

BSS/MR-AHJ/QC/2010 hrs