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Undertake uplift schemes on priority basis, PM asks ministries

18 August 2019, 3:11:35

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the ministries to undertake development projects on a priority basis for implementation of the annual budget properly and accelerating the country’s uplift.

“The ministries will have to fix priority that which development schemes are needed first and accordingly, they will have to start the work of those projects,” she said.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina directed the prime minister’s office (PMO) officials to monitor further the work of the ministries so that the work is done properly.

The prime minister was exchanging Eid greetings with officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here this morning.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has made spending of budget money much easy. “There is now no hurdle like the past … you can do work if you want,” she said.

The prime minister said there is a good set up of officials in the PMO. “So they’ll have to increase oversee the work of the ministries so that the work is accomplished properly,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina also asked the officials concerned to launch the physical work of the development works immediately after receding of flood water in this season.

“You’ll have to finish paper work and plans first and then focus on starting physical work immediately after receding flood water this season,” she said.

The prime minister urged all to work more sincerely to keep up the country’s achievements. “The country’s GDP growth increased to 8.1 percent. However the speed of GDP growth becomes slow after the level and it’s a rule of the economy,” she said.

She continued: “So we’ll have to give more attention and labour and do more work … we’ll have to remain alert so that we don’t go backward.”

PM’s advisers HT Imam HT Imam, Dr Moshiur Rahman and Dr Towfik-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Chief Coordinator on the SDG Affairs at the PMO Md Abul Kalam Azad, PMO Secretray Sajjadul Hassan and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Speech writer Nazrul Islam, among others, were present at the function, while PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman moderated it.

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