RANGPUR: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said the present government will ensure uniform development of all regions in the country, including backward Rangpur region, in a planned manner.
“As per directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, massive development programmes will be implemented across the country in next five years,” Tipu said in a function held at Kawnia Girls’ School ground in Kawnia upazila in the city on Friday afternoon as the chief guest, reports BSS.Balapara union Awami League (AL) organised the function to accord mass civic reception to Tipu Munshi, a freedom fighter, on his inclusion as a full minister by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Balapara union AL President Ansar Ali presided over the function.
The Commerce Minister also addressed street corner rallies while conducting his day-long post-election public contacts at different areas of Kawnia upazila during his first time visit to his constituency after becoming a minister.
Tipu Munshi expressed his deep gratitude to the people of his Rangpur-4 (Pirgachha and Kawnia upazilas) constituency for electing him Member of Parliament for the third consecutive time.
He said the people of Kawnia and Pirgachha upazilas have showed their firm confidence in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by electing him MP in the December 30 eleventh parliamentary election.
“In reply, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown her respect to the people of Kawnia and Pirgachha upazilas as well as Rangpur region as a whole by making me Commerce Minister. I have come here to convey her greetings to you,” Tipu said.Tipu said there will be planned developments in Pirgachha and Kawnia upazilas and Rangpur district and region as a whole.