No irregularity in providing govt incentives to be tolerated, warns Quader


14th July, 2021 04:54:49 PM printer

No irregularity in providing govt incentives to be tolerated, warns Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has asked all concerned to stay alert so that no one can indulge in any irregularity while disbursing government incentives.

“No irregularity will be tolerated in this case,” Quader said during a briefing at his official residence on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced an incentive package of Tk 3,200 crore for the low-income people hit hard by the ongoing lockdown restrictions, and job creation in rural areas, workers of tourism and transport workers and day-labourers, the Awami League general secretary said.

He said there should be maximum attention to make sure that the real victims are enlisted for the incentives.

Of the total amount of the incentive packages, Tk 2,200 crore will come from the national coffer.

Another amount of Tk 1,000 crore has been earmarked to provide loans in the tourism sector with government subsidies, said Quader.

He said the initiative of easing restrictions was taken to ease the sufferings of people during the Eid journeys as well as ensure the financial safety of the working people and maintain the pace of the national economy.

Public Transport

Public transports will operate at their half capacities across the country from Thursday as the lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, he said.

The minister hoped that the transport owners and workers' organizations would operate their vehicles in compliance with the Covid-related conditions like hygiene rules keeping the current Corona situation in mind.

Quader warned that legal action will be taken against the transport owners for collection of extra fare and non-compliance of health guidelines.