RANGPUR: The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ensuring pure drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities for every citizen to reduce waterborne diseases in building a healthier nation.
Administrator of Rangpur Zila Parishad and Acting President of district Awami League (AL) Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed said this while distributing 81 tubewells free of costs among 81 poor and distressed char households of Ward No-5 at a ceremony held in Mornea union of Gangachara upazila here on Sunday as chief guest.
With Member of Ward No-5 of Mornea Union Parishad Saiful Islam in the chair, Senior Assistant Engineer of Rangpur Zila Parishad AJ Ahsan Ullah and Teacher of Haragachh Degree College Sudeb Chandra Roy addressed the ceremony as special guests.
A large number of local people from all walks in the society, including men, women, youths, adolescents, civil society members, public representatives, community leaders and elite were present.
The speakers highly lauded the initiatives taken by Rangpur Zila Parishad authorities to ensure access to pure drinking water of the people living in remote char areas through distributing tubewells free of costs.
The chief guest, a veteran politician, elaborately discussed about the massive development activities being conducted by the present pro-people government for ensuring welfare of the common people.
"The authorities of Rangpur Zila Parishad would continue to distribute tubewells free of costs among the poorer section people living in the backward, char and remote areas with a view to ensure safe and pure drinking water for them," he said.
He urged the common people for availing the facilities being provided by the government for their faster socioeconomic uplift and working unitedly in building a middle income nation by 2021 and subsequently, a developed Bangladesh by 2041 next. — BSS