Govt creating awareness against plundering of public property: PM
DHAKA, July 26, 2018 (BSS) – Asking the public servants to remain careful so that every penny of the development projects is spent properly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that her government has made arrangements to create awareness against plundering of public property.
“We’ve taken necessary arrangements to create awareness against looting of public property through graft and we’ve formulated the Public Interest-related Information Disclosure (protection) Rules, 2017 for curbing corruption and establishing integrity,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing the Bangladesh Administrative Services Association (BASA) Annual Conference-2018 as the chief guest at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here this evening.
Sheikh Hasina said the government has to make arrangements for money after much struggle for implementing development projects.
The government, she said, has placed a huge budget of Tk 4 lakh, 64 thousand and 573 crore, while local and foreign investment is coming for the development of the country.
“So creating awareness is needed so that every penny of a project is spent properly and development is made in that way … transparency and accountability are a must for every work,” she said.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam and BASA President and Information Secretary Abdul Malek also spoke at the function, while BASA Secretary General and Acting Secretary of the Water Resources Ministry Kabir Bin Anwar gave the welcome address.
At the function, a documentary on the country’s development was screened.