Employment Generation

Replying to another query about employment generation for three crore people by 2030, the premier said, “We talked about employment generation not giving jobs. But, people usually sense that creating employment means giving jobs.”

Is it possible to give jobs to 16 crore people?, she questioned.

The government has taken various projects for creating employment, she said, adding, “We have proposed for raising a fund of Taka 100 crore for creating employment for the unemployed people”.

Besides, 100 economic zones are being built across the country which will create employment for one crore people, she mentioned.

Nowadays, people are now facing scarcity of labourers for cutting paddy even after offering Tk 500 and feeds two meals each daily as employment has already been generated, she opined.

Northern Region

Asked about the discrimination in terms of giving allocation for the development of northern region in the budget, the premier said, “It is not true. Rather more allocation has been given for the northern region.”

Highlighting various measures for the development of the northern region, she said that the word ‘Monga’ had not been heard in the last 10 years due to the huge development works carried out in the region.

“I have set up Uttara EPZ in the region and restarted Syedpur Airport and land port in the area for the development of the region,” she said, adding that border huts are now being operated in the region.

In this context, the premier said that she knew well about the region as she visited almost all the areas of the northern region.

Monthly Payment Order

The premier said the government has already prepared the list of the schools for bringing those under the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) scheme and allocation has been announced in this regard in the proposed budget.