Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said on Saturday Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina has taken multiple initiatives to provide various urban facilities to villages aiming at turning every village into a town.
"As part of the multi-faceted initiatives, an auditorium cum-multipurpose hall is being established with all modern facilities in Pirganj upazila. This is a timely decision," she said.
On the occasion, she also inaugurated construction work of the auditorium cum-multipurpose hall by laying the foundation stone.
"After completion of construction of the auditorium cum-multipurpose hall with all modern facilities, it will play a vital role in meeting the growing demand for holding meetings and seminars," she said.
Besides, works are underway to set up a multipurpose women's training center in Bhendabari union of Pirganj at the initiative of Rangpur district council.
The Speaker said there is no more darkness across the country as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has extended electricity facilities to all villages in Bangladesh.
"Power connections have paved the way for development in all rural and remote areas," she said, adding that concerted efforts of all are essential to implement the pledges of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for building a developed country by 2041.
"Meanwhile, construction of Marine Academy, Technical College, Bangabandhu Mural, Model Mosque, Sheikh Kamal IT Training Center, Shaheed Minar, Women Training Centre, Computer Lab and development projects have already been completed in Pirganj," she said.
Besides, the site has been identified for setting up a stadium. Works of the four-lane road are in progress and work is underway to turn the huge water body 'Neeldoriya' into a tourist spot. The proposal to set up an
industrial city at Barabila in Pirganj has been passed.
"The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been implementing extensive development activities to build Pirganj as a modern model upazila," the Speaker added.
Presided over by Rangpur District Council Chairman Advocate Safia Khanam, Pirganj Upazila Awami League General Secretary and Pirganj Municipality Mayor ASM Tajimul Islam Shamim moderated the function.
Pirganj Upazila Awami League President Advocate Azizur Rahman Ranga, its vice-president Shahidul Islam Pintu, local leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies, dignitaries and elite were present.