About resentment of jute mill workers over their due salaries, the premier said, the government has opened up the closed mills on condition of making those profitable and Taka 7,000 crore have been spent in doing so.

The mill owners are running the factories, but paying salaries to their workers after taking money from the government every time, she said.

“Why such incidents are being happened?” she posed a question.

She asked the authorities concerned to find out irregularities in management of the factories to make those profitable, saying, “We would have to overcome the problem in line with the experience of Biman.”

The PM reiterated her call to stay alert against terrorism and militancy, saying, “We should forge collective resistance against the menace.”

She asked all to take prompt measures after getting any information on militancy. In this context, she criticized the BNP-Jamaat for making Bangladesh a harbor of militancy.

On water supply by Dhaka WASA, she said that previously there were acute water crisis in Dhaka which had been solved by the AL-led present government.

She urged the city dwellers to lodge complain with WASA if they have any problem. “The WASA will be liable if they fail to resolve it,” she added.

She requested the city dwellers to clean their water tanks at a regular interval.

The premier congratulated the Bangladesh women football team for reaching final by beating Mongolia by three goals to nil in the second semi-final in the Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup at Bangabandhu National Stadium today.

She greeted the countrymen at the advent of the Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.

Referring to the huge development works carried out by the Awami League government, the premier said that her government has been relentlessly working for the country’s overall socioeconomic development following the footsteps of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The government has been conducting the development programmes centering the villages so that the villagers can get civic amenities residing at the villages.

The government has been working for the development of education with offering 30 lakh scholarships among the school students and scholarships at higher education level and distributing books free of cost.

The premier called for educating the students based on information communication technology which would create employment both at home and abroad.

Community clinics have been established across the country to reach the healthcare services to the doorsteps of common people, she said.

The government has ensured food security as Bangladesh became self-reliant in food production. About shelter of the people, she said, the government is constructing homes for the landless people in line with the Father of the Nation’s ‘Guchha Gram’ (cluster village) policy.