Step up project work maintaining quality: PM

23 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed all concerned to implement various projects in a faster way maintaining quality and standard, reports UNB.

The premier gave the directive in her introductory speech at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) held at Sher-e Bangla Nagar in the capital yesterday.

It was the first meeting of ECNEC after formation of the new government led by Sheikh Hasina for the third consecutive term following the massive victory of Awami League in the December 30 national election.

“The country witnessed tremendous progress during the last two terms of Awami League government because of continued, sincere and coordinated efforts of all concerned,” she said.

Many new projects were approved, particularly in the last few months of the last term of her government, the prime minister said, emphasising the need to expedite the project work and made their implementation on time maintaining quality and standard.

Sheikh Hasina said: “All have to work with utmost sincerity and integrity to improve the lives and livelihoods of commoners who have reposed their trust and confidence in Awami League in the last general election.”

She underscored the need for undertaking plans to change the fate of the people at grass roots level and remove poverty in a faster way.

The premier said assuming office for the next five years after winning the election, she first reorganised her cabinet to achieve the specific targets of her government.

Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the country has already achieved 7.86 percent GDP growth rate and Bangladesh has now been recognised as a developing country.

She stressed the need to keep up the pace of development in the days ahead.

For the purpose, Hasina asked all to undertake and scrutinise various development projects as well as keep up their vigilance and monitoring to implement them properly.

She laid emphasis on strengthening their efforts to further increase the GDP growth of the country.

The prime minister said her government wants to establish Bangladesh as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed and prosperous one by 2041, implementing long-term perspective plans of her government.

Keeping all these in mind, the authorities concerned have to undertake necessary plans, she suggested.

The premier hoped that the new cabinet would be able to reach the desired goal of establishing Sonar Bangladesh through their teamwork as earlier and as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.