Start development projects right after flood: PM


Dhaka, August 18: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked her office to strengthen its monitoring so that the physical works on development projects can be started right after the recession of floodwater.“Since we’ve a good set-up, I think our office will have to strengthen the monitoring so that every ministry can prioritise works holding meetings right now…. and we can start the physical works (on the development projects taken for this fiscal year) immediately after the flood,” she said, UNB reports.

Sheikh Hasina came up with the directives while exchanging Eid greetings with officials at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

She said the Prime Minister’s Office should give a special attention to taking preparations so that the projects can be implemented timely.

Noting that the government has undertaken various development projects in the current budget, Hasina said different ministries should now prioritise works as per the development projects keeping it in mind that they get time to take preparations during flood.

The Prime Minister said the country witnesses flood every year right after the national budget is placed. “So, paper works on the development projects can be completed during the period of flood.”

Prime Minister’s advisers HT Imam, Dr Mashiur Rahman and Dr Tawfique-E-Elahi Chowdhury, Principal Coordinator on SDG Affairs at PMO Md Abul Kalam Azad, PM’s Press Secretary Ihasanul Karim, PMO Secretary Md Sajjadul Hassan and PM’s Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam were, among others, present at the function moderated by PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman.